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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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Morale of the police is not undermined when an action is taken against officers over illegality but unnecessary criticism certainly undermines it,' he said.
While the moves could undermine earnings in the short term, stronger regulatory efforts to clean-up bad loan problems combined with planned recapitalisation of state banks could help support a recovery in the sector over the medium term, the ratings agency said.
Martires, for his part, believed that his testifying at the hearing was not to undermine the judiciary.
President Trump and members of his administration have repeatedly acted to undermine insurance markets, threatening to end payments to insurers to subsidize the health care costs of low-income Americans, and reportedly using them as a bargaining chip to gain industry support for Trumpcare.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman Pakistan Threek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan on Thursday expressed serious concern over the government's attempt to undermine the autonomous working of National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) by curtailing its powers.
NNA - Prime Minister, Tammam Salam, said that the Maqassed Philanthropic Association forms the bastion of coexistence, loving and openness, remaining resilient in the face of extremism and all concocted plots to undermine Islam and Muslims.
At that meeting it was made clear, not just by me but others, that taking this issue to court would undermine what the Department of Justice is doing in the public consultation.
Also, 73% of 3 dimensions respondents interacting with customers through the next three undermine the distinctive and special as one of the most important aspects of social undermining and has been linked to the amount of the relevant situation.
BRUSSELS, December 11, 2012 (WAFA) -- The European Union's Foreign Affairs Council strongly criticized Monday the Israeli E1 settlement plan in and around occupied East Jerusalem and said that if carried out it will undermine prospects of a viable Palestinian state.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli plans to expand settlement construction on Palestinian territories undermine Tel Aviv's position in the world, British Foreign Secretary William Hague announced.
Summary: Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai warned politicians not to undermine Lebanon and compromise its honor and dignity, adding that the country needsan end to the cycle of accusations.
The FA Cup has been undermined in many ways and in many quarters, for varying reasons - but we certainly won't ever undermine it," said Dalglish.