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  1. present participle of undermine
    • 2013 June 21, Oliver Burkeman, “The tao of tech”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 27:
      The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about […], or offering services that let you [] "share the things you love with the world" and so on. But the real way to build a successful online business is to be better than your rivals at undermining people's control of their own attention.


undermining (plural underminings)

  1. The act or process by which something is undermined.
    • 2007 November 23, The New York Times, “Art in Review”, in New York Times[1]:
      The piece, titled You, calls up many references from the past and the present: from Michael Heizer's earthworks to Chris Burden's institutional underminings to Monica Bonvicini's simulations of the same.