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defoliate

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transitive verb
  • to strip (a tree, bush, etc.) of leaves [Webster]
intransitive verb
  • to lose leaves [Webster]
verb
  • destroy the leaves of [Barron]
  • to deprive of leaves especially prematurely [Taisha]

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