Countermined
Countermine Coun`ter*mine" (koun`t[~e]r*m[imac]n"), v. t. [Cf. F. contreminer.] [imp. & p. p. {Countermined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Countermining}.] 1. (Mil.) To oppose by means of a countermine; to intercept with a countermine. [1913 Webster]

2. To frustrate or counteract by secret measures. [1913 Webster]


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  • countermined — n. mine set up to counter an enemy mine; counterplot v. destroy enemy mines; counterplot, combat enemy plans …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Countermine — Coun ter*mine (koun t[ e]r*m[imac]n ), v. t. [Cf. F. contreminer.] [imp. & p. p. {Countermined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Countermining}.] 1. (Mil.) To oppose by means of a countermine; to intercept with a countermine. [1913 Webster] 2. To frustrate or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Countermining — Countermine Coun ter*mine (koun t[ e]r*m[imac]n ), v. t. [Cf. F. contreminer.] [imp. & p. p. {Countermined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Countermining}.] 1. (Mil.) To oppose by means of a countermine; to intercept with a countermine. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • countermine — n. /kown teuhr muyn /; v. /kown teuhr muyn , kown teuhr muyn /, n., v., countermined, countermining. n. 1. Mil. a mine intended to intercept or destroy an enemy mine. 2. a counterplot. v.t. 3. to oppose by a countermine. v.i. 4. to make a… …   Universalium

  • countermine — noun /ˈkaʊntəmaɪn/ (say kowntuhmuyn) 1. Military a mine intended to intercept or destroy an enemy s mine. 2. a counterplot. –verb (countermined, countermining) –verb (t) /kaʊntəˈmaɪn/ (say kowntuh muyn) 3. to oppose by a countermine. –verb (i)… …   Australian English dictionary

  • countermine — [kount′ər mīn΄; ] for v., also [ kount΄ər mīn′] n. [ME countremine: see COUNTER & MINE1] 1. a military mine for intercepting or destroying an enemy mine 2. COUNTERPLOT vi., vt. countermined, counter …   English World dictionary

  • coun|ter|mine — «noun. KOWN tuhr MYN; verb. KOWN tuhr MYN», noun, verb, mined, min|ing. –n. 1. a submarine mine intended to set off enemy mines prematurely. 2. an excavation dug by defenders of a fortress to intercept the excavation or mine dug by the besiegers …   Useful english dictionary

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