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Noun: mining  mI-ning
  1. The act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
    - excavation
     
  2. Laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment
    - minelaying
Verb: mine  mIn
  1. (mining) get from the earth by excavation
    "mine ores and metals"
     
  2. Lay mines
    "The Vietnamese mined Cambodia"

Derived forms: minings

Type of: defence [Brit, Cdn], defense [US], defensive measure, exploit, production, reenforce, reinforce, tap

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