Animals and plants

defoliate
(v)
dǝ-FOLE-i-ate
Meaning

remove leaves

1st Sample Sentence

During the Vietnam war, the American army used napalm to defoliate the jungle.

Root

de (not, do the opposite of, undo)#folium (leaf) (Latin)

Mnemonics

de+FALL+ATE: u make the leaves to fall, and eat them. thereby depriving of leaves. !!! de (without, not having) + folio (folios. green leaves). excessive use of chemicals can destroy the greenness of leaves.

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