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definition of the word afforest

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First attested in the 16th century. From Mediaeval Latin afforēstō < ad (towards) + forēsta (forest)

Infinitive
to afforest

Third person singular
afforests

Simple past
afforested

Past participle
afforested

Present participle
afforesting

to afforest (third-person singular simple present afforests, present participle afforesting, simple past and past participle afforested)

  1. (transitive) To make into forest
    After we leave the quarry, we intend to afforest the land and turn it into a nature reserve

"Afforest" once connoted bringing woodland under forest law in order to provide hunting grounds. However today the verb is more likely to connote commercial exploitation.

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