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undercutting

[¦ən·dər¦kəd·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
In distillation, the technique of taking the products coming off the distillation tower at a temperature below the desired ultimate boiling point range to prevent contaminating the products with the compound that would distill just beyond the ultimate boiling point range.
(geology)
Erosion of material at the base of a steep slope, cliff, or other exposed rock.
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It is a worthy empirical question to ascertain whether removing the automated undercutting rival relaxed competition post-merger, but we do not address that here.
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A If you go to your boss on this matter, your behavior may be regarded as tattling, shrinking responsibility, and undercutting a colleague.
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