verb (used with object), un·der·mined, un·der·min·ing.
- undermining ulcer,
Origin of undermine
Examples from the Web for undermined
The safety of American personnel at the American consulate in Libya was undermined by a “stand down order.”Congress Debunks Congress’s Nuttiest Benghazi Theories|Ben Jacobs|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ford, now with the Middle East Institute, says that in some ways the strikes have “undermined the moderates.”
There are any number of examples of nations at war not allowing themselves to be undermined by journalists.
Blood Sport is filled with big conclusions that are undermined by the known facts.
In so doing, it declined to address a fundamental problem that has undermined American public education ever since.How a 1973 Supreme Court Decision Has Contributed to Our Inequality|Geoffrey R. Stone|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Presently these undermined rocks would collapse, dragging down in their fall all the surrounding earth.Peasant Tales of Russia|V.I. Nemirovitch-Dantchenko
It is quite evident that he was not at all unconscious of the deep economic and social vices which undermined the great fabric.Gibbon|James Cotter Morison
The Christian stood aloof from the banquets and luxuries which undermined the virtues on which the strength of man is based.Beacon Lights of History, Volume IV|John Lord
The walls of Smyrna were undermined in the same way as those of Sivas.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay|Lord Eversley
I believe that frequent and excessive bathing and gluttony have undermined her health.The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete|Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans