deforestation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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deforestationnoun [U]

uk   /diːˌfɒr.ɪˈsteɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌfɔːr-/
the ​cutting down of ​trees in a ​largearea, or the ​destruction of ​forests by ​people: Deforestation is ​destroyinglargeareas of ​tropicalrainforest.
verb [T] uk   /ˌdiːˈfɒr.ɪst/  us   /-ˈfɔːr-/
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