defoliated defoliated


  • (adj) deprived of leaves


  1. They entailed napalming already defoliated forests in attempts to start fire storms.
  2. In a cyclical battle, bugs are again triumphant over trees Untold numbers of trees defoliated, stripped naked of all leaves.
  3. Foresters say that a sturdy tree can be defoliated three years in a row without losing its poise, so the grumbling heard here thus far is not of board feet lost to lumbermen.


  • THE POET’S PEN: Metamorphosis

    The Chestnut tree in my back yard and the Thundercloud Plum in my side yard have had their leaves devoured again this spring. It makes me sad to see these trees so defoliated. I missed the opportunity to rid them of their parasite pests, and only hope they will once again re-leaf themselves.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Old Colony Memorial & Plymouth Bulletin


  • "They promised a compensation program that was full and fair, but what they have delivered is bait and switch," said Albina Guarnieri, the Liberal party's veterans affairs critic. "This is nothing more than a defoliated compensation plan."
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: Albina Guarnieri Source: 570 News

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