verb (used with object), defoliated, defoliating.
to strip (a tree, bush, etc.) of leaves.
to destroy or cause widespread loss of leaves in (an area of jungle, forest, etc.), as by using chemical sprays or incendiary bombs, in order to deprive enemy troops or guerrilla forces of concealment.
verb (used without object), defoliated, defoliating.
to lose leaves.
(of a tree) having lost its leaves, especially by a natural process.
to deprive (a plant) of its leaves, as by the use of a herbicide, or (of a plant) to shed its leaves
(of a plant) having shed its leaves
verb (used with object) 1. to mar the natural form or shape of; put out of shape; disfigure: In cases where the drug was taken during pregnancy, its effects deformed the infants. 2. to make ugly, ungraceful, or displeasing; mar the beauty of; spoil: The trees had been completely deformed by the force of the […]
adjective 1. having the form changed, especially with loss of beauty; misshapen; disfigured: After the accident his arm was permanently deformed. 2. hateful; offensive: a deformed personality. adjective 1. disfigured or misshapen 2. morally perverted; warped deformed de·formed (dĭ-fôrd’) adj. Distorted in form.
verb (used with object) 1. to deprive of a right, money, or property by fraud: Dishonest employees defrauded the firm of millions of dollars. verb 1. (transitive) to take away or withhold money, rights, property, etc, from (a person) by fraud; cheat; swindle
verb (used with object), defamed, defaming. 1. to attack the good name or reputation of, as by uttering or publishing maliciously or falsely anything injurious; slander or libel; calumniate: The newspaper editorial defamed the politician. 2. Archaic. to disgrace; bring dishonor upon. 3. Archaic. to accuse. verb (transitive) 1. to attack the good name or […]