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defoliation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defoliation  \De*fo`li*a"tion\,  n.  [LL.  defoliare,  defoliatum  to 
  shed  leaves;  L.  de-  +  folium  leaf:  cf  F.  d['e]foliation.] 
  The  separation  of  ripened  leaves  from  a  branch  or  stem;  the 
  falling  or  shedding  of  the  leaves. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  defoliation 
  n  1:  the  loss  of  foliage 
  2:  causing  the  leaves  of  trees  and  other  plants  to  fall  off  (as 
  by  the  use  of  chemicals) 




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