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  • v. To deforest
  • v. To change the status of land from that of a forest to ordinary land

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To reduce from the privileges of a forest to the state of common ground; to exempt from forest laws.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In England, to free from the restrictions of forest laws; reduce from the legal state of a forest to that of common land.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. remove the trees from

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