HyperDic: strip_mine

English > 2 senses of the expression strip mine:
NOUNartifactstrip minean open mine (usually for coal) where the seams run close to the surface
VERBconsumptionstrip mine, surface mine, surface-mineextract (ore) from a strip-mine
English > strip mine: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn open mine (usually for coal) where the seams run close to the surface.
Broadermineexcavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
Verbsstrip mineextract (ore) from a strip-mine
English > strip mine: 2 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaningextract (ore) from a strip-mine .
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymssurface mine, surface-mine
Categorymining, excavationThe act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
BroadermineGet from the earth by excavation
Nounsstrip minean open mine (usually for coal) where the seams run close to the surface
strip minera miner who does strip mining

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