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subterranean

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adjective sub·ter·ra·nean \ˌsəb-tə-ˈrā-nē-ən, -nyən\

Simple Definition of subterranean

  • : located or living under the surface of the ground

  • : existing or working in secret

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of subterranean

  1. 1 :  being, lying, or operating under the surface of the earth

  2. 2 :  existing or working in secret :  hidden <a subterranean network of criminals>

subterraneanly

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subterraneously

adverb

Examples of subterranean in a sentence

  1. <a subterranean bunker that supposedly could withstand even an atomic blast>



Variants of subterranean

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subterraneous

play \-nē-əs, -nyəs\

Origin and Etymology of subterranean

Latin subterraneus, from sub- + terra earth — more at thirst


First Known Use: 1603

Rhymes with subterranean


SUBTERRANEAN Defined for Kids

subterranean

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adjective sub·ter·ra·nean \ˌsəb-tə-ˈrā-nē-ən, -nyən\

Definition of subterranean for Students

  1. :  being, lying, or operating under the surface of the earth <a subterranean lake>





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