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deforestation

noun
     
Related topics: Forestry
de‧for‧es‧ta‧tion [uncountable]
TAF the cutting or burning down of all the trees in an area:
the deforestation of the tropics
deforest verb [transitive usually passive]
WORD FOCUS: environment WORD FOCUS: environment
good for the environment: environmentally friendly, eco-friendly, sustainable, recyclable, biodegradable, renewable, organic

people who want to protect the environment: greens, eco-warriors

things that cause harm to the environment: pollution, greenhouse gases, global warming, acid rain, deforestation
environment

See also
environment

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