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1. defoliate

adjective. deprived of leaves.

Synonyms

  • defoliated

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • give

Etymology

  • de- (English)
  • de (Latin)
  • foliate (English)

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2. defoliate

verb. strip the leaves or branches from.

Synonyms

  • bare
  • denudate
  • denude

Antonyms

  • roughen
  • ample
  • adorned
  • covered

Etymology

  • de- (English)
  • de (Latin)
  • foliate (English)

Sentences with defoliate


1. Verb, base form
Still other insects feed on the leaves and can completely defoliate a plant and kill it.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Before the leaves defoliate, they turn pale green or yellow or prematurely take on fall colors.

3. Noun, singular or mass
If the fungus is allowed to spread unchecked, the affected plant will stop growing, defoliate and produce sickly-looking flowers.

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