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- (obsolete) The act or process of laying bare the roots of trees to expose them to the air and water. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the mid 18th century.]
process of laying bare the roots of trees
- ^ “ablaqueation” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 5.