stoping

noun
plural -s

Definition of stoping 

: a process by which ore is stoped specifically : the process whereby intrusive igneous magmas are thought to make space for their advance by detaching and engulfing fragments of the invaded rocks

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History and Etymology for stoping

from gerund of stope entry 2

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