disforestation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n disforestation the removal of trees
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Disforestation The act of clearing land of forests.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disforestation Same as disafforestation.
    • n disforestation The act of deforesting, or of clearing of woods and forests; the destruction of forests.
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Usage

In literature:

I will teach them that the wood was disforested in terms of the great Forest Charter.
"Ivanhoe A Romance" by Walter Scott
But now all this is to cease, for the forest will be disforested.
"Framley Parsonage" by Anthony Trollope
This was once the centre of a great Royal "Chase," disforested by Charles I.
"Wanderings in Wessex" by Edric Holmes
All forests made in present reign to be disforested, and all fences in rivers thrown down.
"The Rise of the Democracy" by Joseph Clayton
The district was not finally disforested until the reign of James I.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
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