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desertification

noun [U]     /dɪˌzɜː.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌzɝː.t̬ə-/ 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 downDry weather, arid conditions and dryness
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