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Meaning of “strip mining” in the English Dictionary

"strip mining" in British English

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strip miningnoun [U]

uk   us   US
a ​method of ​obtainingsubstances such as ​coal from the ​ground that ​involvesremoving the ​toplayer of ​soilinstead of ​diggingdeepholesunderground
(Definition of strip mining from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “strip mining”
in Chinese (Simplified) (煤矿等的)条带开采(法)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (煤礦等的)露天開採(法)…
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