English version

strip mine

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Earth sciences, Industry
strip mineˈstrip mine noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š American EnglishHETI a very large hole that is made in the ground to remove metal, coal etc from the earth syn opencast British English β€”strip-mine verb [intransitive, transitive] β€”strip mining noun [uncountable]
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