strip-mine

[ strip-mahyn ]
/ ˈstrɪpˌmaɪn /

verb (used with or without object), strip-mined, strip-min·ing.

to excavate by open-cut methods.
Also strip.

Origin of strip-mine

First recorded in 1925–30

Related forms

strip mine, noun
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