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[suhb-tuh-reyn, suhb-tuh-reyn] /ˈsʌb təˌreɪn, ˌsʌb təˈreɪn/
a cave or subterranean room.
Also, subterrain, subterrene
[suhb-tuh-reen, suhb-tuh-reen] /ˈsʌb təˌrin, ˌsʌb təˈrin/ (Show IPA)
Origin of subterrane
1605-15, in sense “subterranean”; 1765-75 for current sense; < Latin subterrāneus subterranean, equivalent to sub- sub- + terr(a) earth + -āneus composite adj. suffix, equivalent to -ān(us) -an + -eus -eous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And by what means can access be obtained to this subterrane?

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds
  • Brahms takes us to subterrane depths; Beethoven is for the heights.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • For surely demons in mortal shape must have invented that terrible engine by means of which I was consigned to this subterrane!

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds

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