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subsurface

[suhb-sur-fuh s, suhb-sur-] /sʌbˈsɜr fəs, ˈsʌbˌsɜr-/
adjective
1.
below the surface, especially of a body of water.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; sub- + surface
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  • Unseen is the subsurface irrigation system, which is regulated by a high-tech on-site weather station.
  • To the subsurface, the amount of fresh supply is essentially zero.
  • The oil and gas industry has spent over a century mastering the production of resources from the subsurface.
  • The results will help researchers glean information about the mountain's subsurface structures.
  • Ground-penetrating radar bounces back images revealing subsurface objects or disturbances.
  • Sea otters, which eat clams buried underground, are particularly affected by the subsurface oil.
  • And unknown subsurface challenges may await to frustrate the area's production.
  • Water later made its way through the cracks and carried away subsurface material, setting the stage for a sinkhole.
  • Rather than digging, however, the team will probe them noninvasively with subsurface imaging tools.
  • Except for the scraps frozen into the polar caps, its water was lost to space or stored away as subsurface ice.

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