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English translation: removal campaigns

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15:43 Jul 10, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Science
French term or phrase: campagnes de nettoyage
Does anyone know if "campagnes de nettoyages" can be translated as "clearing campaigns" in the following sentence:

"Les vegetaux croissent les surfaces librement entre deux campagnes de nettoyage, et debordent avec plus de liberté sur les constructions qu'ils envahissent".

I'd welcome any suggestions.
Helen
English translation:removal campaigns
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Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 10:13
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Thank you very much for your response - very handy reference.
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Summary of answers provided
naclean-up campaignspreilly
naremoval campaigns
Laura Gentili
naland clearing project or campaign
Yolanda Broad


  

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18 mins
land clearing project or campaign


Explanation:
I think I'd add the word "land" to the phrase, since "land clearing" appears to be the English equivalent for such activities as déblaiement and debroussaillage


    Reference: http://www.termium.com
Yolanda Broad
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11 hrs
removal campaigns


Explanation:
See, for example, the URL below.


    Reference: http://www.pressdemo.com/evergreen/stories/weeds.html
Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 10:13
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 49
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Thank you very much for your response - very handy reference.
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16 hrs
clean-up campaigns


Explanation:
I guess the context of land clearance has already been given in the text. This translation may be in the same fairly relaxed register.

preilly
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