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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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The full effects of these ongoing efforts to undermine working families access to health insurance are yet to be seen, but it is clear that the Trump Administration has - either deliberately or through stunning incompetence - undermined the Affordable Care Act in some parts of the country, potentially resulting in significant increased insurance costs for individuals and the government, and reducing insurance choices for millions of Americans," wrote the senators.
It is deeply disturbing that the initial steps of the talks have been undermined by the continuous lack of sufficient humanitarian access, and by a sudden increase of aerial bombing and military activities within Syria," Ban told a donor conference.
But the move has sparked outrage with Mr Givan and the Evangelical Alliance claiming it undermined the current public consultation on abortion laws.
The Carling Cup is something people have done the same with - undermined and undervalued.
The governor of the central bank of India, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has said that the global financial crisis has undermined the independence of central banks.
The public health goal of reducing tobacco use by raising cigarette taxes may be undermined in disadvantaged minority communities by illegal cigarette sales, an August AJPH study found.
In considering whether or not the passing on had the effect of undermining the agreement, the Union claimed that the collective agreement was undermined because the passing on would reduce the potential number of employees who would be in the collective agreement.
MANCHESTER CITY manager Stuart Pearce has insisted Joey Barton's outspoken attack on the Premiership club has not undermined his position.
He has undermined our immigration laws, which are necessary for the protection of our nation's borders.
The current employment verification process has not fundamentally changed since its establishment in 1986, and ongoing weaknesses in the process have undermined its effectiveness,'' auditors wrote.
Second, The Passion is not revisionist nor has it undermined Catholic-Jewish relations other than the irritation caused to Catholics when activist spokesmen of the secular Jewish community condemned it before it was even finished; and condemned it for the wrong reason, namely for remaining faithful to the biblical text.
By treating architecture as a question of style, and by demonstrating that he could change his style with the times, Johnson undermined the meaning of style.