To afforest.

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  • Afforest — Af*for est, v. t. [LL. afforestare; ad + forestare. See {Forest}.] To convert into a forest; as, to afforest a tract of country. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afforestation — noun Etymology: Medieval Latin afforestation , afforestatio, from afforestare to put under forest laws, from Latin ad + Medieval Latin foresta, forestis forest Date: 1649 the act or process of establishing a forest especially on land not… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • afforest — afforestation, afforestment, n. /euh fawr ist, euh for /, v.t. to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest, originally for the purpose of providing hunting grounds. [1495 1505; < ML afforestare, equiv. to af AF + forest(is) FOREST + are inf …   Universalium

  • afforestation — af|for|es|ta|tion [əˌfɔrıˈsteıʃən US əˌfo: , əˌfa: ] n [U] technical [Date: 1600 1700; : Medieval Latin; Origin: afforestatio, from afforestare to plant a forest , from Latin ad to + Medieval Latin forestis forest ] the act of planting trees in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • afforest — af•for•est [[t]əˈfɔr ɪst, əˈfɒr [/t]] v. t. est•ed, est•ing to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest • Etymology: 1495–1505; < ML afforestāre= L af af + forestāre, v. der. of LLforestis forest af•for est•a′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • afforest — /əˈfɒrəst/ (say uh foruhst) verb (t) to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest, originally for the purpose of providing hunting grounds. {Medieval Latin afforestāre. See ad , forest} –afforestation /əfɒrəsˈteɪʃən/ (say uhforuhs tayshuhn),… …  

  • afforest — [ə fôr′ist] vt. [ML afforestare: see AD & FOREST] to turn (land) into forest; plant many trees on afforestable adj. afforestation [ə fôr′əs tā′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • afforest — 1 convert into forest. 2 plant with trees. Derivatives: afforestation n. Etymology: med.L afforestare (as AD , foresta FOREST) …   Useful english dictionary

  • af|for|est — «uh FR ihst, FOR », transitive verb. to change (open land) into forest. ╂[< Medieval Latin afforestare < ad to + foresta forest] …   Useful english dictionary

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