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strip-mine (plural strip-mines)

  1. Alternative spelling of strip mine

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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.
    • 1980, United States. Science and Education Administration. Cooperative Research, Minisite preparation for reforestation of strip-mined lands, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, page 5:
      Since 1945, approximately 4 million acres of land have been strip-mined, of which only 2 million have been revegetated.