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defoliate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

de- +‎ foliate

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˈfəʊliː(j)eɪt/

VerbEdit

defoliate (third-person singular simple present defoliates, present participle defoliating, simple past and past participle defoliated)

  1. (transitive) To remove foliage from (one or more plants), most often with a chemical agent.
Agent Orange was used to defoliate jungle vegetation.

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AdjectiveEdit

defoliate (comparative more defoliate, superlative most defoliate)

  1. Deprived of leaves; defoliated.

ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

defoliate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of defoliare
  2. second-person plural imperative of defoliare
  3. second-person plural present subjunctive of defoliare
  4. feminine plural of defoliato