defoliate


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Synonyms for defoliate

strip the leaves or branches from

deprived of leaves

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During severe outbreaks, millions of larvae can completely defoliate extremely large areas.
The veteran, Jonathan Haas, blamed his diabetes, nerve damage and loss of eyesight on exposure to clouds of the toxic defoliate, which the United States sprayed on Vietnamese jungles, that drifted out to sea, engulfing his ship and landing on his skin.
Hackworth, twice married with five children, died in Tijuana, Mexico, while being treated for cancer, which could have been caused by exposure to chemical weapons used to defoliate Vietnam
Having grown up in humid greenhouses, they defoliate when placed in the desiccating air of a Valley living room.
Come autumn, the chilly winds from the North will put paid to any display that was on the way, and spring winds can defoliate a tree of its vulnerable growth.
veterans groups have long considered Agent Orange, the controversial herbicide used to defoliate jungles during the Vietnam War, a bigger villain than Ho Chi Minh and Henry Kissinger combined.
She said it was a similar genetic inheritance to that suffered by Vietnamese families, after toxic Agent Orange was sprayed by US troops during the war there to defoliate forests and expose Communist Viet Cong guerrillas.
Both insects defoliate thousands of hectares of cassava fields, killing the plants and reducing yields.
In severe outbreaks, the caterpillars can defoliate one or several trees, but usually the trees fully recover," said Rabaglia.
Most trees defoliate and die with a few months of being infected.
When gypsy moths begin to proliferate, they can defoliate large areas, Rogg said.
Sadly, the Hawthorns (Crataegus) are stressed by a leaf blight disease that may defoliate the plants in early summer for they, like the dogwoods and flowering crabapples, offer spring flowers on small growing trees, and bright crimson, persistent fall foliage that turns orange to scarlet in the fall.
Today, the reddish-brown liquid known as Agent Orange used to defoliate trees and remove jungle cover from the enemy in Vietnam is responsible for a wide range of illnesses, causing disability and death to thousands of veterans.
This fungus will not kill the trees, even if they defoliate.
Dr Sharp said it was a similar genetic inheritance to that suffered by Vietnamese families, after toxic Agent Orange was sprayed by US troops during the war there to defoliate forests and expose Communist Viet Cong guerrillas.