Origin of defoliate
OTHER WORDS FROM defoliatede·fo·li·a·tion, nounde·fo·li·a·tor, nounun·de·fo·li·at·ed, adjective
How to use defoliate in a sentence
Therefore, trees deprived of their foliage are liable to perish, and they are injured in proportion to their defoliation.
The aphids were very numerous and unfortunately caused the defoliation of all the currants with the exception of the blacks.
The period of defoliation varies in different countries according to the nature of their climate.
Defoliation of seedlings and bearing trees often occurs in July and August.
Their labour often results in the complete defoliation of the tree.