Afforest meaning

ə-fôrĭst, ə-fŏr-
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To convert (open land) into a forest by planting trees or their seeds.
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To turn (land) into forest; plant many trees on.
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To make into forest.

After we leave the quarry, we intend to afforest the land and turn it into a nature reserve.

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Origin of afforest

  • Medieval Latin afforēstāre Latin ad- ad- Medieval Latin forēstāre (from forēsta forest forest)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested in the 16th century. From Medieval Latin afforēstō, from ad (“towards”) + forēsta (“forest”)

    From Wiktionary