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Related to strip-mine: Surface mining
v. strip-mined, strip-min·ing, strip-mines
1. To mine (ore) from a strip mine.
2. To subject to strip mining: strip-mined the land.
To engage in strip mining.
strip miner n.
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v.t., v.i. -mined, -min•ing.
to excavate by open-cut methods.
strip′ mine`, n.
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