from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or being a form of agriculture in which an area of forest is cleared by cutting and burning and is then planted, usually for several seasons, before being left to return to forest.
- adj. Drastic or destructive: "The past few years of painful, slash-and-burn expense cutting have made top brokerage executives reluctant to revert to their former, profligate ways” ( David Henry).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Alternative spelling of slash and burn.
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