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English definition of “deforestation”

deforestation

noun [U]     /diːˌfɒr.ɪˈsteɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌfɔːr-/
the cutting down of trees in a large area , or the destruction of forests by people : Deforestation is destroying large areas of tropical rain forest .Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectorsForestry deforest     /ˌdiːˈfɒr.ɪst/ US  /-ˈfɔːr-/ verb [T]
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