verb (used with object)
Origin of deforest
Examples from the Web for deforest
DeForest himself believed that nobody had yet written such a novel.Is Henry James’s ‘The Portrait of a Lady’ the Great American Novel?|Michael Gorra|August 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The sun was far in the heavens before she stopped at the building in which Deforest Young had his office.Tess of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
The cavalry I had met was Deforest's brigade, that had come up the night before.
Deforest the mountains and the water floods the streams and is wasted, crop the plains and they become a desert.The Boy With the U. S. Survey|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
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).