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deforest

[dee-fawr-ist, -for-] /diˈfɔr ɪst, -ˈfɒr-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to divest or clear of forests or trees:
Poor planning deforested the area in ten years.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; de- + forest
Related forms
deforestation, noun
deforester, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for de forestation

deforest

/diːˈfɒrɪst/
verb
1.
(transitive) to clear of trees Also disforest
Derived Forms
deforestation, noun
deforester, noun
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DeForest
  (dĭ-fôr'ĭst)   
American electrical engineer and inventor who is known as "the father of radio." He patented more than 300 inventions, including the triode electron tube, which made it possible to amplify and detect radio waves.
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