defoliate : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • v  strip the leaves or branches from
    defoliate the trees with pesticides
  • s  deprived of leaves

  • Gypsy moths would again defoliate the forests of the Northeast.
  • Said he: "We defoliate every day.
  • For 14 years now, veterans' groups have charged that the herbicide used to defoliate the jungle canopy was toxic to soldiers.
News & Articles

  • Don't OK expanded use of herbicide
    The federal government is proposing to eliminate restrictions on genetically engineered corn and soybean seeds that are processed to resist the use of a potent weed killer known as “2,4-D,” an herbicide that was a component included in “Agent Orange” used extensively in the Vietnam War to defoliate tropical undergrowth in that country.
    Jan. 30, 2014 - The Journal News

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