Defoliate meaning

dē-fō'lē-āt'
To deprive (a plant or a vegetated area, for example) of leaves.
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To cause the leaves of (a plant or plants) to fall off, especially by the use of chemicals.
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To lose foliage.
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To strip (trees, etc.) of leaves.
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To use a defoliant on.
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To remove foliage from (one or more plants), most often with a chemical agent.

Agent Orange was used to defoliate jungle vegetation.

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Deprived of leaves; defoliated.
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Origin of defoliate

Late Latin dēfoliāre dēfoliāt- Latin dē- de- Latin folium leaf bhel-3 in Indo-European roots