underdrain

1 of 2

noun

: a concealed drain with openings through which the water enters when the water table reaches the level of the drain
an underdrain below a filter bed

underdrain

2 of 2

transitive verb

: to drain by forming an underdrain
underdrain a meadow

Word History

Etymology

Noun

under entry 3 + drain

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“Underdrain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underdrain. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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