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 frustrate or counteract by secret measures. [1913 Webster]


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