strip-mine

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Noun[edit]

strip-mine (plural strip-mines)

  1. Alternative spelling of strip mine

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Verb[edit]

strip-mine (third-person singular simple present strip-mines, present participle strip-mining, simple past and past participle strip-mined)

  1. To mine by creating a strip mine, usually for coal or tar sands.
    The decision to strip-mine was opposed by environmentalists.