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noun [C] uk   /ˈmaɪn.fɪəld/ us  

minefield noun [C] (BOMBS)

an area of land or water that contains mines (= bombs)

minefield noun [C] (PROBLEMS)

a situation or subject that is very complicated and full of hidden problems and dangers: a legal minefield a minefield of ethical problems
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