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- n. The process of destroying a forest and replacing it with something else, especially by an agricultural system.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of cutting down and clearing away the forests of a region or a tract of land.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being clear of trees
- n. the removal of trees
From Latin de + forresta, forestis (Wiktionary)