Meaning of desertification
Pronunciation: (di-zûr"tu-fi-kā'shun), [key]
— n. Ecol.
- the processes by which an area becomes a desert.
- the rapid depletion of plant life and the loss of topsoil at desert boundaries and in semiarid regions, usually caused by a combination of drought and the overexploitation of grasses and other vegetation by people.
- desertification (Thesaurus)