subterranean

[ suhb-tuh-rey-nee-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF subterranean
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUBTERRANEAN

We are like men in a subterranean cave, so chained that they can look only forward to the entrance.

The subterranean creep throws a fit and belts me with four fists.

Only in places was the subterranean river shallow and easy to wade.

Humboldt says that they were cast up from subterranean sources.

Purdy did not hit for the subterranean hang-out of the gang.

There was always a trickle of information into headquarters by subterranean ways.

Must he go again to that subterranean abode and gather them off the trees?

They then took back all that was in the subterranean dwelling to the vessel, and departed.

It extends throughout all the subterranean passages of the whole world.

And who, indeed, can they be under the earth, if not the subterranean?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Latin subterraneus "underground," from sub "under" (see sub-) + terra "earth" (see terrain).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SUBTERRANEAN

deep

adjectiveextending very far, usually down
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