Defoliate

Defoliate [ v. dee-FOH-lee-eyt; adj. dee-FOH-lee-it, -eyt ]
 adjective, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr. v.) to strip or remove the leaves from
2. (tr. v.) to cause the leaves to fall off
3. (intr. v.) to lose leaves
4. (adj.) having naturally lost its leaves
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 He said the plants in his garden were defoliated because of caterpillars.

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