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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mine  \Mine\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mined};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  dig  away  or  otherwise  remove,  the  substratum  or 
  foundation  of  to  lay  a  mine  under  to  sap;  to  undermine; 
  hence  to  ruin  or  destroy  by  slow  degrees  or  secret  means 
  They  mined  the  walls.  --Hayward. 
  Too  lazy  to  cut  down  these  immense  trees,  the 
  spoilers  .  .  .  had  mined  them  and  placed  a  quantity 
  of  gunpowder  in  the  cavity.  --Sir  W. 
  2.  To  dig  into  for  ore  or  metal. 
  Lead  veins  have  been  traced  .  .  .  but  they  have  not 
  been  mined.  --Ure. 
  3.  To  get  as  metals,  out  of  the  earth  by  digging. 
  The  principal  ore  mined  there  is  the  bituminous 
  cinnabar.  --Ure. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  extracted  from  a  source  of  supply  as  of  minerals  from  the 
  earth  [ant:  {unmined}] 

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