deforestation (plural deforestations)
- The process of destroying a forest and replacing it with something else, especially by an agricultural system.
2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, in Internal Combustion:
- Buried within the Mediterranean littoral are some seventy to ninety million tons of slag from ancient smelting, about a third of it concentrated in Iberia. This ceaseless industrial fueling caused the deforestation of an estimated fifty to seventy million acres of woodlands.
process of destroying a forest