Mined
Mine Mine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mining}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To dig away, or otherwise remove, the substratum or foundation of; to lay a mine under; to sap; to undermine; hence, to ruin or destroy by slow degrees or secret means. [1913 Webster]

They mined the walls. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]

Too lazy to cut down these immense trees, the spoilers . . . had mined them, and placed a quantity of gunpowder in the cavity. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. To dig into, for ore or metal. [1913 Webster]

Lead veins have been traced . . . but they have not been mined. --Ure. [1913 Webster]

3. To get, as metals, out of the earth by digging. [1913 Webster]

The principal ore mined there is the bituminous cinnabar. --Ure. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mined — mind …   American English homophones

  • mined — maɪnd adj. dug out for excavation; planted with explosive mines; thoroughly searched and accessed; undermined maɪn n. excavation in the earth for the purpose of digging out certain substances (i.e. precious stones, minerals, coal, etc.),… …   English contemporary dictionary

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