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belowground

[bih-loh-ground] /bɪˈloʊˌgraʊnd/
adjective
1.
situated beneath the surface of the earth; subterranean.
2.
no longer living; buried, as in a cemetery (usually used predicatively):
All those who might have known about the incident are now belowground.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; below + ground1
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  • belowground infrastructure is especially vulnerable even when water levels on the surface are not especially high.

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