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subsurface

noun sub·sur·face \ ˈsəb-ˌsər-fəs \
|Updated on: 23 Jun 2018

Definition of subsurface

: earth material (such as rock) near but not exposed at the surface of the ground

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1775

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subsurface

adjective sub·sur·face \ ˌsəb-ˈsər-fəs \

Definition of subsurface

: of, relating to, or being something located beneath a surface and especially underground

Examples of subsurface in a Sentence

  1. a sandy wasteland that gave little hint of its subsurface wealth

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First Known Use of subsurface

1875

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