Definition of disforestation in English:

disforestation

noun

See disforest

  • ‘Until the disforestation of Wychwood, Leafield was surrounded by woodland and developed as an isolated village, distinctly different in character from the surrounding area.’
  • ‘As the diffusion of the broom it is concerned, it has to be considered that this kind of plant grows very well in the volcanic area, and particularly in those areas destroyed by fires and disforestation, as it is a ` pioneer’ plant.’
  • ‘It represents the progress of disforestation since the early Neolithic and the presumed correspondence with the pattern of interglacial substages.’
  • ‘Chiefly for this reason the malt kilns were in 1549 closed for two years and a survey of disforestation for eight miles around was instituted.’
  • ‘Before "disforestation of the commons" in 1860, anyone, by paying a nominal rent, might send sheep to feed on the mountains.’

Pronunciation

disforestation

/dɪsˌfɒrɪˈsteɪʃ(ə)n/