de|for|es|ta|tion [di:ˌfɔrıˈsteıʃən US -ˌfo:-,-ˌfa:-] n [U]
the cutting or burning down of all the trees in an area
the deforestation of the tropics
>deforest [di:ˈfɔrıst US -ˈfo:-, -ˈfa:-] v [T usually passive]

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