Definitions

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  • adj. Depleted by excessive mining.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ mined

Examples

  • Two world wars, the abdication, the birth of socialism, feminism, fascism, Hollywood, package holidays, cornflakes – it's a rich seam, but possibly overmined, even by someone as engaging and well informed as Marr.

    Sue Arnold's audiobook choice – reviews

  • I was very taken with Sold, the complicated production sleekly handled and the youthful-looking cast very impressive; but I was also aware that Fair Trade wasn't last year's only play about human trafficking, and that for regular Edinburgh returnees the subject might begin to feel overmined.

    Edinburgh fringe theatre roundup

  • This mining has overmined the planet and undermined humanity.

    The Shift Has Hit the Fan: Welcome to the Sane Asylum

  • This company transformed a common, overmined gem into our ultimate symbol of eternal love and romance.

    First Comes Marriage

  • Seriously overmined belts may take a long time weeks? to replenish.

    The Once and Future MMO

  • The explosion of Praxis, overmined and under-caredfor, was actually the event that started the Klingon Empire on its inevitable path toward peace with the Federation.

    Doors Into Chaos

  • Xu Xu, the chairman of the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Importers and Exporters, explains that he hopes "other countries would share the burden" of rare earth production after depending on China's overmined deposits for a decade.

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