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desertification

noun [U] uk   /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 down
Translations of “desertification”
in Chinese (Traditional) 沙漠化,荒漠化…
in Chinese (Simplified) 沙漠化,荒漠化…
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