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afforest

[uh-fawr-ist, uh-for-] /əˈfɔr ɪst, əˈfɒr-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest, originally for the purpose of providing hunting grounds.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; < Medieval Latin afforēstāre, equivalent to af- af- + forēst(is) forest + -āre infinitive suffix
Related forms
afforestation, afforestment, noun
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  • The former agricultural areas you are considering for afforestation are more than likely low and wet.
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British Dictionary definitions for afforestation

afforest

/əˈfɒrɪst/
verb
1.
(transitive) to plant trees on; convert into forested land
Derived Forms
afforestation, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin afforestāre, from forestisforest
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