1. [syn: deforest, disforest, disafforest]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Disafforest \Dis`af*for"est\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Disafforested; p. pr. & vb. n. Disafforesting.] [Pref.
dis- + afforest: cf. OF. desaforester.] (Eng. Law)
To reduce from the privileges of a forest to the state of
common ground; to exempt from forest laws.
By charter 9 Henry III. many forests were
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: remove the trees from; "The landscape was deforested by the
enemy attacks" [syn: deforest, disforest,