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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Characterized or developed by felling and girdling trees and then burning them to make land arable usually for temporary purposes.

Usage examples (33)
  • Barack Obama is accusing Hillary Clinton of slash-and-burn politics.
  • The destruction started when slash-and-burn fires got out of control.
  • "So he's a slash-and-burn man, too, as long as the price is high enough."
  • The Xinguano and other tribes apparently practiced slash-and-burn agriculture. for more
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