Pronunciation: (di fôr'ist, for'-), [key]
Lee, 1873–1961, U.S. inventor of radio, telegraphic, and telephonic equipment.
Pronunciation: (dē-fôr'ist, -for'-), [key]
to divest or clear of forests or trees: Poor planning deforested the area in ten years.
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