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“desertification” in British English

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desertificationnoun [ U ]

uk /dɪˌzɜː.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /dɪˌzɝː.t̬ə.fəˈkeɪ.ʃən/ specialized

the process by which land changes into desert, for example because there has been too much farming activity on it or because a lot of trees have been cut down

(Definition of “desertification” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“desertification” in Business English

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desertificationnoun [ U ]

uk /dɪˌzɜːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ us

ENVIRONMENT the process by which land changes into desert, for example because there has been too much farming activity on it or because a lot of trees have been cut down:

Trees help to prevent desertification, as well as providing shade and firewood.

(Definition of “desertification” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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