Definition of demine in English:

demine

Syllabification: de·mine
Pronunciation: /dēˈmīn
 
/

verb

[with object]
  • Remove explosive mines from: the country would now move to demine the 41 sites
    More example sentences
    • With international financing, the country rapidly demined the war zone; by 1994 no injuries related to mines were reported.
    • Mine training focuses on the soldier's ability to work with and teach demining operations to indigenous personnel and foreign troops.
    • Some experts believe that at the current rate of demining it will be 90 years before the country is mine free.

Derivatives

deminer

noun
More example sentences
  • At the end of each shift in the minefields, the deminers detonate the mines they've found in situ.
  • This is several thousands times faster than the technique used by trained deminers equipped with probes, who clear 40m² of mined area per day.
  • Rather than expose deminers to the danger of handling a possibly booby-trapped device, several methods have been proposed for destroying mines in situ without actually detonating them.

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