Verb afforest Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


afforest (third-person singular simple present afforests, present participle afforesting, simple past and past participle afforested)

  1. (transitive) To make into forest

More definition: 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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