ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-mine (audio)
variants or antimine
: serving to counteract or protect against explosive mines
United Technologies Corp. won $68.1 million in Navy and Air Force contracts for antimine equipment …The Wall Street Journal
: opposed to the use of explosive mines
"These indiscriminate weapons do not care whether they blow up a child at play or a soldier on patrol," say antimine activists.Joan Stephenson

Examples of anti-mine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Germany announced its own €700 million ($770 million) package for Ukraine, including dozens of battle tanks, anti-drone and anti-mine systems, as well as 20,000 rounds of artillery ammunition. Yasmeen Serhan, Time, 12 July 2023 Voicing concerns:Navajo community residents wary of 'devastating' plan to move uranium tailings nearby Pro-development groups: 'Open the mine' When the court hears the cast Tuesday, justices will have several documents from pro- and anti-mine groups. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, 20 Mar. 2023 According to Mark Cancian, a senior adviser with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the solution is rushing anti-mine equipment and explosives into the country. Samuel Granados, Washington Post, 9 June 2023 And the small town tucked between Apache Leap and Picketpost Mountain say many of its revitalization plans are in limbo as the pro- and anti-mine forces battle in court and Congress. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, 20 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of anti-mine was in 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-mine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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