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reforest

[ree-fawr-ist, -for-]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to replant trees on (land denuded by cutting or fire).

Origin of reforest

First recorded in 1880–85; re- + forest
Related formsre·for·est·a·tion, noun
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reforest

verb
  1. (tr) another word for reafforest
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Word Origin and History for reforestation

reforest

v.

"to restore to a wooded condition," 1831, from re- "back, again" + verb use of forest (n.). Related: Reforested; reforesting.

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