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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Causing the leaves of trees and other plants to fall off (as by the use of chemicals); The loss of foliage.

Usage examples (35)
  • · the concentration and type of phenolic compound both vary with season and in response to stimuli such as defoliation;
  • Spraying with lead arsenate will prevent defoliation.
  • Aerial defoliation later became one of these unspecified
  • Shrunken kernels are a logical result of early defoliation. for more
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