Definition of conflict diamond in English:

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conflict diamond

noun

(Especially in Africa) an uncut diamond mined in an area of armed conflict and traded illicitly to finance the fighting.
Example sentences
  • It is a non-governmental organisation that produced a report last year on conflict diamonds in Africa.
  • The indictment accuses him of engineering the rebel terror campaign that saw conflict diamonds traded for guns.
  • One of the key players in trade in conflict diamonds, he and his friends have now sewn up Liberia's logging.

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Syllabification: con·flict dia·mond

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