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[loh-lahy-ing] /ˈloʊˌlaɪ ɪŋ/
lying near sea level or the ground surface. low-lying land.
lying below the usual elevation or altitude.
Origin of low-lying
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
  • The fact that the low-lying peat mosses can shoot their spores to such a height is a crucial element of their success.
  • Sure, if you don't mind giving up all coastal cities and low-lying areas.
  • Drilling deeper is not an option: the low-lying aquifer is too salty.
  • Many of the missing are presumed to have been washed out to sea from low-lying coastal areas.
  • Also consider the economic impact of the inundation of many of the low-lying urban and agricultural areas.
  • Other methods include spraying seawater mist from ships toward low-lying clouds, which would then reflect more sunlight.

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