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UK [ˈreɪnˌfɒrɪst] / US [ˈreɪnˌfɔrɪst] noun [countable/uncountable]
Word forms "rainforest":
singular rainforest plural rainforests
a forest in a tropical region of the world where it rains a lot. Rainforests are considered to be important environmental areas and many people want them to be protected by law

areas of rainforest

a campaign to halt the destruction of the rainforest

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