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countermine

[n. koun-ter-mahyn; v. koun-ter-mahyn, koun-ter-mahyn] /n. ˈkaʊn tərˌmaɪn; v. ˌkaʊn tərˈmaɪn, ˈkaʊn tərˌmaɪn/
noun
1.
Military. a mine intended to intercept or destroy an enemy mine.
2.
a counterplot.
verb (used with object), countermined, countermining.
3.
to oppose by a countermine.
verb (used without object), countermined, countermining.
4.
to make a countermine.
5.
Military. to intercept or destroy enemy mines.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see counter-, mine2
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British Dictionary definitions for counter mining

countermine

noun (ˈkaʊntəˌmaɪn)
1.
(military) a tunnel dug to defeat similar activities by an enemy
2.
a plot to frustrate another plot
verb (ˌkaʊntəˈmaɪn)
3.
to frustrate by countermeasures
4.
(military) to take measures to defeat the underground operations of (an enemy)
5.
(military) to destroy enemy mines in (an area) with mines of one's own
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