disforest

VERB
  1. remove the trees from
    The landscape was deforested by the enemy attacks
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How To Use disforest In A Sentence

  • In an ancient Briton they would, I take it, be exaggerated, since modern Britain, disforested, drained, urbanified and consequently cosmopolized, is presumably less characteristically British than Caesar's Britain. Caesar and Cleopatra
  • For I was now upon the limit of Velay, and all that I beheld lay in another county-wild Gevaudan, mountainous, uncultivated, and but recently disforested from terror of the wolves. Travels With A Donkey In The Cevennes
  • And this, moreover, is largely supported by the Cornish name of the mount, and we know from our own ancient history that Cornwall was largely disforested in the reign of King John.
  • The district was not finally disforested until the reign of James I. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"
  • The spread of the towns, the disforesting of the hills, and other causes are conspiring to destroy many of the conditions which made the Riviera of former days so happy a resort for the lovers of Nature.
  • This was once the centre of a great Royal "Chase," disforested by Charles I. Wanderings in Wessex An Exploration of the Southern Realm from Itchen to Otter
  • The forests were disforested and enclosed in the early 17th century.
  • But now all this is to cease for the forest will be disforested. Framley Parsonage
  • These bush-burnings have effectually disforested the land, and in some places building timber and even fuel have become scarce. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo
  • All forests made in present reign to be disforested, and all fences in rivers thrown down. The Rise of the Democracy
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