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[ree-fawr-ist, -for-] /riˈfɔr ɪst, -ˈfɒr-/
verb (used with object)
to replant trees on (land denuded by cutting or fire).
Origin of reforest
1880-85; re- + forest
Related forms
reforestation, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for reforestation
  • Natural reforestation is likely to continue as biotechnology makes areas used for logging more productive.
  • So you can get stuck with offsets involving reforestation projects.
  • Planting trees might help slightly in the short term, but reforestation is not a long term answer.
  • Take a peek at both conventional and organic pineapples and the reforestation process.
  • The mission of the refuge is focused on reforestation and bringing back the shallow wetlands that were drained for agriculture.
  • The park has evolved into a nature preserve and is part of local ecological reforestation efforts.
  • reforestation benefits offset by unprotected timber exports.
  • The best way to conserve water is with reforestation.
  • reforestation is the first logical step to reduce wind patterns, but it is the last on all lists when it comes to global warming.
  • We always hear about deforestation but not about reforestation.
British Dictionary definitions for reforestation


(transitive) another word for reafforest
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for reforestation



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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