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English definition of “mine”


noun [C] (HOLE)   /mɑɪn/
a deep hole in the ground made for the removal of coal and other substances by digging : a gold mine A mine is also where something can be found : Belinda is a mine of information about home decorating .
(Definition of mine noun (HOLE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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