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/əˈfɒrəst/ (say uh'foruhst)

verb (t)
to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest, originally for the purpose of providing hunting grounds.
{Medieval Latin afforestāre. See ad-, forest}
afforestation /əfɒrəsˈteɪʃən/ (say uhforuhs'tayshuhn), noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Afforest — Af*for est, v. t. [LL. afforestare; ad + forestare. See {Forest}.] To convert into a forest; as, to afforest a tract of country. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afforest — ► VERB ▪ convert (land) into forest. DERIVATIVES afforestation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • afforest — [ə fôr′ist] vt. [ML afforestare: see AD & FOREST] to turn (land) into forest; plant many trees on afforestable adj. afforestation [ə fôr′əs tā′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • afforest — verb /əˈfɒrɪst,əˈfɔrɪst,əˈfɒrɪst/ To make into forest After we leave the quarry, we intend to afforest the land and turn it into a nature reserve Syn: forest Ant: deforest …   Wiktionary

  • afforest — transitive verb see afforestation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • afforest — afforestation, afforestment, n. /euh fawr ist, euh for /, v.t. to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest, originally for the purpose of providing hunting grounds. [1495 1505; < ML afforestare, equiv. to af AF + forest(is) FOREST + are inf …   Universalium

  • afforest — v. convert bare land into forest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • afforest — [ə fɒrɪst] verb 1》 convert (land) into forest for commercial exploitation. 2》 Brit. historical bring (woodland) under the jurisdiction of forest law for the purpose of hunting. Derivatives afforestation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • afforest — af·for·est …   English syllables

  • afforest — af•for•est [[t]əˈfɔr ɪst, əˈfɒr [/t]] v. t. est•ed, est•ing to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest • Etymology: 1495–1505; < ML afforestāre= L af af + forestāre, v. der. of LLforestis forest af•for est•a′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

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