1. To speak ill of; to depreciate; to malign; to revile.
2. To make bad or worse; to vitiate; to corrupt.
mine / maɪn /
ETYM French miner, Latin minare to drive animals, in Late Lat. also, to lead, conduct, dig a mine (cf. Eng. lode, and lead to conduct), akin to Latin minari to threaten.
1. To get from the earth; of ores and metals.
2. To lay mines.