desertification


desertification

noun Ecology.

  1. the processes by which an area becomes a desert.
  2. the rapid depletion of plant life and the loss of topsoil at desert boundaries and in semiarid regions, usually caused by a combination of drought and the overexploitation of grasses and other vegetation by people.

noun

  1. a process by which fertile land turns into barren land or desert
n.

1973, from desert (n.1) + -fication. In French, désertisation is attested from 1968.

  1. The transformation of land once suitable for agriculture into desert. Desertification can result from climate change or from human practices such as deforestation and overgrazing.

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