scorched–earth

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scorched–earth /ˈskoɚtʃtˈɚθ/ adjective
scorched–earth
/ˈskoɚtʃtˈɚθ/
adjective
Learner's definition of SCORCHED–EARTH
used to describe a military policy in which all the houses, crops, factories, etc., in an area are destroyed so that an enemy cannot use them
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