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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.

InterlinguaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

defoliate ‎(not comparable)

  1. leafless

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