below ground

belowground

[bih-loh-ground]
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:
1955–60; below + ground1

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belowground

adjective
1. under the level of the ground; "belowground storage areas"; "underground caverns" 
2. underneath the ground; "most of his friends are now belowground" 
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