mining

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: mining

1
n
the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
2
n
laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: mining
1

n the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth

Synonyms:
excavation
Types:
placer mining
mining valuable minerals from a placer by washing or dredging
opencast mining, strip mining
the mining of ore or coal from an open mine
Type of:
production
(economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale
2

n laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment

Synonyms:
minelaying
Type of:
defence, defense, defensive measure
(military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
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