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strip-mine

Translation of strip-mine in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (American English)
    explotar a cielo abierto or a tajo abierto
    Example sentences
    • This filthy coal is strip-mined locally and stored in long ridges across the landscape.
    • Here the company operates the world's largest coal strip-mining operation.
    • The coal has been strip-mined throughout much of the region, permanently scarring the landscape.

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