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  1. strip mine

    • n.
      an open-pit mine.
    • v.
      obtain (ore or coal) by open-pit mining;subject (an area of land) to open-pit mining
    • verb: strip-mine, 3rd person present: strip-mines, gerund or present participle: strip-mining, past tense: strip-mined, past participle: strip-mined

    • noun: strip mine, plural noun: strip mines

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. an open-pit mine.

    動詞

    • 1. obtain (ore or coal) by open-pit mining lignite coal is strip-mined at depths of 45 to 100 feet
    • subject (an area of land) to open-pit mining after being strip-mined, the land is reclaimed