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strip-mine

[strip-mahyn] /ˈstrɪpˌmaɪn/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), strip-mined, strip-mining.
1.
to excavate by open-cut methods.
Also, strip.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
Related forms
strip mine, noun
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