Definitions for desertificationdɪˌzɜr tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•sert•i•fi•ca•tiondɪˌzɜr tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the processes by which an area becomes a desert.

    Category: Ecology

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  1. desertification(noun)

    the gradual transformation of habitable land into desert; is usually caused by climate change or by destructive use of the land

    "the dust storms in Korea are the result of rapid desertification in China"


  1. desertification(Noun)

    Process by which a geographic region becomes a desert. The change may result from natural changes in climate or by human activity.


  1. Desertification

    Desertification is a type of land degradation in which a relatively dry land region becomes increasingly arid, typically losing its bodies of water as well as vegetation and wildlife. It is caused by a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is a significant global ecological and environmental problem.

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