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forest vs afforest afforest vs forest

forest is a noun but afforest is not a noun.

forest and afforest both are verbs.

As verbs, forest and afforest are synonyms with the definitions:
  • establish a forest on previously unforested land
forest (noun) afforest (noun)
the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
land that is covered with trees and shrubs
forest (verb) afforest (verb)
establish a forest on previously unforested land establish a forest on previously unforested land