1. [ noun ] (economics,mining,business) the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
Synonyms: excavation
Related terms: production strip_mining placer_mining mine strip_mine extract hush drive opencast bore hush drift rag fathom excavate
2. [ noun ] (military) laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment
Synonyms: minelaying
Related terms: defense mine
Similar spelling:   minimize