low-lying

[loh-lahy-ing]
adjective
1.
lying near sea level or the ground surface. low-lying land.
2.
lying below the usual elevation or altitude.

Origin:
1855–60

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low-lying

adjective
1. having a small elevation above the ground or horizon or sea level; "low-lying clouds" 
2. lying below the normal level; "a low-lying desert" 
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Example sentences
The wet sediments collect in low-lying areas and are rapidly buried by more and
  more debris eroding down from the mountains.
Low-lying, thin stretches of beach are especially susceptible to destruction.
There is no way to get home from any low-lying port or resort without climbing.
Global warming is a cause for serious concern in low-lying countries.
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