EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object) to divest or clear of forests or trees: Poor planning deforested the area in ten years. Origin of deforest
First recorded in
forest Related forms de·for·est·a·tion, noun de·for·est·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for deforest Contemporary Examples of deforest Historical Examples of deforest Deforest Young believed that he was beginning to hate the boy.
With less than 50 men I was confronting
Deforest's brigade of cavalry.
The cavalry I had met was
Deforest's brigade, that had come up the night before.
The sun was far in the heavens before she stopped at the building in which
Deforest Young had his office. Deforest Young saw the girl bound forward, and the red curls shroud the huge fisherman's face. British Dictionary definitions for deforest verb (tr) to clear of trees Also: disforest Derived Forms deforestation, noun deforester, noun
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Word Origin and History for deforest v.
1880 in modern sense, from
de- + forest. Related: Deforested; deforesting. Disforest in the sense "to clear of trees" is from 1660s. Disafforest is attested in this sense from 1842; originally it meant "reduce from the legal status of a forest" (1590s).
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DeForest [dĭ-fôr ′ĭst] Lee 1873-1961 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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