- to divest or clear of forests or trees: Poor planning deforested the area in ten years.
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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.
- (tr) to clear of treesAlso: disforest
- 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.