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Meaning of "slash and burn" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SLASH AND BURN

slash and burn  [slæʃ əndbɜːn] play
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WHAT DOES SLASH AND BURN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

slash and burn

Slash-and-burn

Slash-and-burn is an agricultural technique that involves the cutting and burning of trees and plants in forests or woodlands to create fields. It is subsistence agriculture that typically uses little technology or other tools. It is typically part of shifting cultivation agriculture, and of transhumance livestock herding. Old terms for slash-and-burn in English include assarting, swidden, and fire-fallow cultivation. Today the term slash-and-burn is mainly associated with tropical rain forests. Slash-and-burn techniques are used by between 200 and 500 million people worldwide. In 2004 it was estimated that, in Brazil alone, 500,000 small farmers each cleared an average of one hectare of forest per year. The technique is not sustainable beyond a certain population density because, without the trees, the soil quality soon becomes too poor to support crops. The farmers have to move on to virgin forest and repeat the process. Methods such as Inga alley farming have been proposed as an alternative to this ecological destruction.

Definition of slash and burn in the English dictionary

The definition of slash and burn in the dictionary is of a farming method in which trees and crops are cut and burned in order to plant new crops. Other definition of slash and burn is drastic or ruthless.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SLASH AND BURN


Bannockburn
ˈbænəkˌbɜːn
Bern
bɜːn
Blackburn
ˈblækbɜːn
Braeburn
ˈbreɪˌbɜːn
burn
bɜːn
heartburn
ˈhɑːtˌbɜːn
Hepburn
ˈhɛpˌbɜːn
Lilburn
´lɪlˌbɜːn
Lilburne
ˈlɪlˌbɜːn
Lisburn
ˈlɪzbɜːn
mowburn
ˈməʊˌbɜːn
Otterburn
ˈɒtəˌbɜːn
outburn
ˌaʊtˈbɜːn
overburn
ˌəʊvəˈbɜːn
Raeburn
ˈreɪˌbɜːn
Shelburne
ˈʃɛlbɜːn
sunburn
ˈsʌnˌbɜːn
Swinburne
ˈswɪnˌbɜːn
Tyburn
ˈtaɪbɜːn
windburn
ˈwɪndˌbɜːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SLASH AND BURN

slaphead
slapjack
slapped
slapped-cheek disease
slapper
slapping
slapshot
slapstick
slart
slash
slash pocket
slash-and-burn
Slashdot effect
slasher
slasher film
slasher movie
slashfest
slashing
slashingly
slat

WORDS THAT END LIKE SLASH AND BURN

auburn
backburn
Chinese burn
cigarette burn
crash and burn
crash-and-burn
first-degree burn
flash burn
lean-burn
money to burn
moorburn
Mount Blackburn
muirburn
powder burn
razor burn
rope burn
second-degree burn
slash-and-burn
slow burn
third-degree burn

Synonyms and antonyms of slash and burn in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «slash and burn» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SLASH AND BURN

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The translations of slash and burn from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «slash and burn» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

刀耕火种
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tala y quema
570 millions of speakers

English

slash and burn
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्लेश और जला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القطع والحرق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подсечно-огневое
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

corte e queima
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাট এবং বার্ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

brûlis
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memotong dan membakar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Brandrodung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スラッシュと焼く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

화전
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Slash lan burn
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đốt nương làm rẫy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உடைத்துவிட்டு எரித்துவிடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्लॅश आणि बर्न
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Eğik çizgi ve yanık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

taglia e brucia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

slash i palić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підсічно - вогневе
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

slash și arde
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κάθετο και καίνε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

streep en brand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

svedjebruk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

slash og brenne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of slash and burn

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SLASH AND BURN»

The term «slash and burn» is regularly used and occupies the 70.362 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SLASH AND BURN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «slash and burn» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «slash and burn» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about slash and burn

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SLASH AND BURN»

Discover the use of slash and burn in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to slash and burn and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Slash-and-Burn Agriculture: The Search for Alternatives
The problem and approach; Thematic research; Site-specific alternatives to slash-and-burn agriculture; National perspectives; Cross-site comparisons and conclusions.
Cheryl Ann Palm, Stephen A. Vosti, Pedro A. Sanchez, 2013
2
Slash and Burn
Joe Hunter uses the skills he perfected with the CIA and in Special Ops to solve problems.
Matt Hilton, 2011
3
From Slash-and-burn to Replanting: Green Revolutions in the ...
Sustainability. of. Slash-and-Burn. Although some smallholders still try to clear forest to grow paddy, most upland paddy growers generally depend on the fallow system. In Malinau they even manage to shorten the fallow duration to only three  ...
François Ruf, Frederic Lançon, 2004
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Slash and Burn: A Dr. Siri Mystery Set in Laos
2. MEANWHILE, IN METRO MANILA Nino Sebastian had done very nicely for himself out of his stint with Air America. He'd lived frugally, made a little extra here and there by selling things that weren't exactly his to sell, and unlike the Romeos  ...
Colin Cotterill, 2011
5
Slash-and-burn Rice Systems in the Hills of Northern Lao ...
The present government policies give high priority to reducing the area under slash-and-burn agriculture and thereby limiting farmers' access to land. These efforts, combined with rapid population growth, have resulted in shorter fallow cycles ...
W. Roder, 2001
6
Slash and Char as Alternative to Slash and Burn: Soil ...
The agricultural produces charcoal out of fallow vegetation instead of converting it to carbon dioxide through burning. Slash and char improves soil quality by transferring organic carbon into recalcitrant soil organic matter pools.
‎2007
7
Global Climate Change and Tropical Ecosystems
Slash-and-Burn. Effects. on. Carbon. Stocks. in. the. Humid. Tropics. P.L. Woomer , C.A. Palm, J. Alegre, C. Castilla, D.G. Cordeiro, K. Hairiah, J. Kotto-Same, A. Moukam, A. Riese, V. Rodrigues and M. van Noordwijk I. Introduction The relative  ...
John M. Kimble, Bobby A. Stewart, 1999
8
Introduction to Cultural Ecology
All peoples and cultures face environmental issues—but as this accessible text shows, how they respond to such issues varies widely around the world and across human history.
Mark Q. Sutton, E. N. Anderson, 2013
9
Rainforest Ecosystems of East Kalimantan: El Niño, Drought, ...
17.1. Introduction. Slash-and burn agriculture is one of the major causes of forest degradation in the tropics and is widespread in Kalimantan (Spencer 1 966, Kartawinata et al. 1 98 1 ). In the interior of East Kalimantan, some secondary forests ...
Edi Guhardja, 2000
10
Soil Quality and Agricultural Sustainability
One fertile example is that of a slash-and-burn community in Indonesia that is harnessing new conservation tillage technology. Shifting Cultivators Use Herbicides to Manipulate Fallow Vegetation South Kalimantan has one of the largest areas ...
R. Lal, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SLASH AND BURN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term slash and burn is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Health cleanup not a 'slash and burn' exercise
Southern health bosses say bringing the district health board's ballooning deficit under control is not a "slash and burn exercise", but change is inevitable. «Southland Times, Jun 15»
2
Slash and burn or reform Metro?
What does the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority need? Just more money and otherwise everything is okay? Major cuts, abandoning hope of ... «Washington Post, Apr 15»
3
Africa: Slash and Burn
Does the steep drop in oil prices provide a rare opportunity to reform fuel subsidies? As oil prices plunge, Africa's hydrocarbon producers have hit troubled ... «AllAfrica.com, Apr 15»
4
"Slash and burn" not on agenda for healthcare budget recovery plan …
Recovering a £10.7m deficit will not involve "slash and burn" and "heavy rationing" within the area's healthcare budget, the boss of Surrey Downs Clinical ... «Epsom Guardian, Mar 15»
5
106 Radical Ways to Slash and Burn the Federal Budget
Slashing spending here, eliminating programs there, and gleefully whacking away at various sacred cows, the Heritage proposal would trim trillions from federal ... «The Fiscal Times, Feb 15»
6
Slash and burn: Catching up with a true guitar hero
Slash turns 50 next summer, and the guitar legend shows no signs of slowing down. Fans can catch him playing with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators on ... «USA TODAY, Oct 14»
7
ABC budget cuts won't be 'slash and burn', says Malcolm Turnbull
The ABC's Bananas in Pyjamas outside parliament house ahead of the May budget which announced a $120m cut to the broadcaster. Photograph: Lukas Coch/ ... «The Guardian, Sep 14»
8
'Slash and burn' is not the recipe for a better Ontario
Slash and burn isn't more efficient; it's just plain slash and burn. Don't get me wrong. We do need to manage our debt responsibly. We do need fiscal prudence, ... «The Globe and Mail, Jun 14»
9
Reid vs. Kochs: Americans for Prosperity not surprised by Reid's …
Kochs: Americans for Prosperity not surprised by Reid's 'slash and burn' attacks. More. AFP president Tim Phillips on 2014 midterm elections, healthcare and ... «ABC News, Mar 14»
10
The Haze in Indonesia Has Just Made 30000 People Sick
... in Riau province, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, have fallen ill after excessive exposure to air pollution caused by slash and burn farming on the island, ... «TIME, Mar 14»

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