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defoliate

verb [T] uk   /ˌdiːˈfəʊ.li.eɪt/  us   /-ˈfoʊ-/
to make the leaves drop off a plant, especially by using strong chemicals
defoliation
noun [U] uk   /ˌdiː.fəʊ.liˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-foʊ-/
Translations of “defoliate”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指使用強力化學品)使落葉,使凋零…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指使用强力化学品)使落叶,使凋零…
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