afforest (third-person singular simple present afforests, present participle afforesting, simple past and past participle afforested)
1.to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest, originally for the purpose of providing hunting grounds.
1. (transitive) to plant trees on; convert into forested land Derived Formsafforestation, noun Word OriginC15, from Medieval Latin afforestāre, from forestisforestCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
It has been found impossible to afforest them on account of the roughness of the sea-air, and the wash from their bluffs into the harbour has involved large expense in the erection of sea-walls.
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