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Meaning of DEFOLIATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]dee'fowleeit, [v]dee'fowlee`eyt, dee'fowli`eyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  deprived of leaves
  2. [v]  strip the leaves or branches from; "defoliate the trees with pesticides"
 

DEFOLIATE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: defoliated, leafless
 
 See Also: bare, denudate, denude, strip

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*fo"li*ate\, Defoliated \De*fo"li*a`ted\ a.
Deprived of leaves, as by their natural fall.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: denude, dismember, draw and quarter, flay, lacerate, maim, mangle, mutilate, peel, pick to pieces, pull apart, shred, skin, strip, take apart, tear apart, tear to pieces, tear to tatters
 

 

 

 

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