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reforest

[ree-fawr-ist, -for-] /riˈfɔr ɪst, -ˈfɒr-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to replant trees on (land denuded by cutting or fire).
Origin of reforest
1880-1885
1880-85; re- + forest
Related forms
reforestation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for reforest

reafforest

/ˌriːəˈfɒrɪst/
verb
1.
(transitive) to replant (an area that was formerly forested)
Derived Forms
reafforestation, reforestation, noun

reforest

/riːˈfɒrɪst/
verb
1.
(transitive) another word for reafforest
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Word Origin and History for reforest
v.

"to restore to a wooded condition," 1831, from re- "back, again" + verb use of forest (n.). Related: Reforested; reforesting.

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