[ dee-fawr-ist, -for- ]
/ diˈfɔr ɪst, -ˈfɒr- /
verb (used with object)
to divest or clear of forests or trees: Poor planning deforested the area in ten years.
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OTHER WORDS FROM deforestde·for·est·a·tion, nounde·for·est·er, noun
Definition for deforest (2 of 2)
[ di -fawr-ist, for- ]
/ dɪ ˈfɔr ɪst, ˈfɒr- /
Lee, 1873–1961, U.S. inventor of radio, telegraphic, and telephonic equipment.
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British Dictionary definitions for deforest (1 of 2)
/ (diːˈfɒrɪst) /
(tr) to clear of treesAlso: disforest
Derived forms of deforestdeforestation, noundeforester, noun
British Dictionary definitions for deforest (2 of 2)
/ (də ˈfɒrɪst) /
Lee. 1873–1961, US inventor of telegraphic, telephonic, and radio equipment: patented the first triode valve (1907)
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Scientific definitions for deforest
[ dĭ-fôr′ĭst ]
American electrical engineer and inventor who is known as "the father of radio." He patented more than 300 inventions, including the triode electron tube, which made it possible to amplify and detect radio waves.
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