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undermine,

v to separate surgically the skin or mucosa from its underlying stroma so that it can be stretched or moved to cover a defect or wound.
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Yet in the very practice of accomplishing this task the essays undermine one of the subthemes of Baron's introduction.
Closing the current CalSTRS program to new members would undermine CalSTRS' ability to fund the existing benefit obligation to its current 776,000 members and beneficiaries.
Meanwhile citizens around the world have become more vocal in demanding that global business be held accountable for conduct that could undermine social, environmental or economic progress.
On or about August 11, 1997, Brothers Amick, Baker, and Radakovitz provided an interview with the media, knowingly gave or attempted to give, directly or indirectly, information to UPS and the public in general, for the purpose of assisting the Employer, and knowingly sought to undermine the official strike activities by unauthorized means.
A common refrain is that Americans live in a ``credit-card society,'' in which excess borrowing will eventually undermine the economy.
Hence, growth in Japan does not directly feed into final demand for Asia, and conversely weakness in Japan should not directly undermine final demand in Asia except for the two countries aforementioned.
And running a witness-intimidation squad on behalf of the president, whatever the funding, undermines the rule of law far more than even repeated acts of perjury.
Nor, for that matter, is the fact deputies' prolonged malingering continues to undermine public safety.
The NLG, officially cited by a committee of Congress as "the foremost legal bulwark of the Communist Party," has been working since the early years of the 20th century to undermine all U.
While some officials argued that a ministerial could build support for trade, others feared it would undermine U.
Hence, for example, Solidarity's inability to undermine the military's loyalty to the communist regime allowed the Polish government to declare martial law and rely on military units to arrest the union's leadership.
However, we must not - not in our pride nor in our sorrow - do things that undermine our national purpose.