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    defoliate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word defoliate

    Definition
    (verb) strip the leaves or branches from
    Example Sentence
    • defoliate the trees with pesticides
    Definition
    (adj) deprived of leaves
    Synonyms : defoliated
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for defoliate

de(without, not having) + folio(folios..green leaves)....excessive use of chemicals can destroy the greenness of leaves.

de+FALL+ATE: u make the leaves to fall, and eat them...thereby depriving of leaves...!!!

defoliate-> destroy foil late dry leaves

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