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Adjective: defoliate  dee'fow-lee,eyt
  1. Deprived of leaves
    "the bushes were defoliate";
    - defoliated
Verb: defoliate  dee'fow-lee,eyt
  1. Strip the leaves or branches from
    "defoliate the trees with pesticides"

Derived forms: defoliating, defoliated, defoliates

See also: leafless

Type of: bare, denudate, denude, strip

Encyclopedia: Defoliate