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mining

noun

: the process or business of digging in mines to obtain minerals, metals, jewels, etc.

Full Definition of MINING

:  the process or business of working mines

First Known Use of MINING

14th century

Other Mining and Drilling Terms

ore, trepan, wildcat

Rhymes with MINING

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