strip-mined
mined mined adj. extracted from a source of supply as of minerals from the earth. [Narrower terms: {deep-mined}; {exploited}; {strip-mined}] [WordNet 1.5]

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  • strip-mined — adjective mined near the earth s surface by stripping • Similar to: ↑mined …   Useful english dictionary

  • mined — adj. extracted from a source of supply as of minerals from the earth. [Narrower terms: {deep mined}; {exploited}; {strip mined}] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strip-mine — strip mine. /strip muyn /, v.t., v.i., strip mined, strip mining. to excavate by open cut methods. Also, strip. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • mined — adjective extracted from a source of supply as of minerals from the earth • Ant: ↑unmined • Similar to: ↑deep mined, ↑well mined, ↑strip mined …   Useful english dictionary

  • strip mining — mining in an open pit after removal of the overburden. * * * Technique for the surface mining of coal by removing the soil and rock overburden above a seam and extracting the exposed mineral. The method is used to best advantage where the coal… …   Universalium

  • strip-mine — strip′ mine v. t. v. i. mined, min•ing min to excavate by open cut methods • Etymology: 1925–30 strip′ mine , n …   From formal English to slang

  • Strip mining — (surface)   A method used on flatter rain to recover coal by mining long strips successively; the material excavated from the strip being mined is deposited in the strip previously mined.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration… …   Energy terms

  • deep-mined — mined mined adj. extracted from a source of supply as of minerals from the earth. [Narrower terms: {deep mined}; {exploited}; {strip mined}] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deep-mined — adj. taken from an undergrround mine; as contrasted with coal obtained from a strip mine; as, deep mined coal. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deep-mined — adjective of coal, as contrasted with coal obtained from a strip mine deep mined coal • Similar to: ↑mined …   Useful english dictionary

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