Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mining

2 senses of mining

Sense 1
mining, excavation -- (the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth)
       => production -- ((economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production")

Sense 2
mining, minelaying -- (laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment)
       => defense, defence, defensive measure -- ((military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mine

2 senses of mine

Sense 1
mine -- (get from the earth by excavation; "mine ores and metals")
       => exploit, tap -- (draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely")

Sense 2
mine -- (lay mines; "The Vietnamese mined Cambodia")
       => reinforce, reenforce -- (make stronger; "he reinforced the concrete")

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