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countermine

[ noun koun-ter-mahyn; verb koun-ter-mahyn, koun-ter-mahyn ]
/ noun 藞ka蕣n t蓹r藢ma瑟n; verb 藢ka蕣n t蓹r藞ma瑟n, 藞ka蕣n t蓹r藢ma瑟n /
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noun
Military. a mine intended to intercept or destroy an enemy mine.
a counterplot.
verb (used with object), coun路ter路mined, coun路ter路min路ing.
to oppose by a countermine.
verb (used without object), coun路ter路mined, coun路ter路min路ing.
to make a countermine.
Military. to intercept or destroy enemy mines.
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Origin of countermine

late Middle English word dating back to 1425鈥75; see origin at counter-, mine2
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British Dictionary definitions for countermine

countermine

noun (藞ka蕣nt蓹藢ma瑟n)
military a tunnel dug to defeat similar activities by an enemy
a plot to frustrate another plot
verb (藢ka蕣nt蓹藞ma瑟n)
to frustrate by countermeasures
military to take measures to defeat the underground operations of (an enemy)
military to destroy enemy mines in (an area) with mines of one's own
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