Slash-and-burn meaning

slăshənd-bûrn
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.
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Drastic or destructive.
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Of or having to do with a type of primitive forest agriculture in which fields are cleared by cutting down and burning vegetation.
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Characterized by indiscriminate or destructive recklessness.
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Alternative spelling of slash and burn.
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Rough, coarse and lacking finesse, performed with little skill.

His slash and burn approach to management resulted in few friends and many enemies.

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A technique in agriculture where plant matter is roughly cut down and then burned over to prepare fields for the next crop.
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To apply the slash and burn technique.

We'll slash and burn this week and plant next.

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