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mined (comparative more mined, superlative most mined)

  1. That has been mined (in various senses).
    Antonym: unmined
    • 2015 January 9, “How do bitcoin transactions work?”, in The Economist[1], London: The Economist Group, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 21 October 2020:
      The mined block is added to the "blockchain", a big, unbreakable ledger that lives on the bitcoin network and serves as a record of all transactions.
    • 2017 April 26, Norimitsu Onishi, “In Angolan Town, Land Mines Still Lurk ’Behind Every Bush’”, in The New York Times[2], New York, N.Y.: The New York Times Company, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2022-08-11:
      Fifteen years after the end of one of Africa's longest wars, Angola remains one of the world's most heavily mined countries. Swaths of Angola are still littered with land mines, some produced decades ago in countries that no longer exist.
    • 2020 March 10, Oliver Milman, “Are laboratory-grown diamonds the more ethical choice to say ’I do’?”, in Katharine Viner, editor, The Guardian[3], London: Guardian News & Media, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2023-08-25:
      The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruled in 2018 that lab-grown diamonds are included in the same definitional universe as mined diamonds but warned against the use of terms like "natural" in marketing that confused the two categories.
    • 2023 June 9, Erica Alini, “Natural vs. lab-grown diamonds: Why the world’s most popular stone is becoming increasingly affordable”, in The Globe and Mail[4], Toronto, ON: The Woodbridge Company, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2023-06-19:
      Some diamond industry analysts believe artificial diamonds are about to become their own market, separate from that for the traditional – and more exclusive – one for mined diamonds.
    • 2023 July 22, Eve Sampson, Samuel Granados, “Ukraine’s land mines are a legacy of war that will linger for decades”, in The Washington Post[5], Washington, D.C.: The Washington Post Company, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 22 July 2023:
      In a year and a half of conflict, land mines — along with unexploded bombs, artillery shells and other deadly byproducts of war — have contaminated a swath of Ukraine roughly the size of Florida or Uruguay. It has become the world's most mined country.



  1. simple past and past participle of mine