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underdrain

[noun uhn-der-dreyn; verb uhn-der-dreyn] /noun ˈʌn dərˌdreɪn; verb ˌʌn dərˈdreɪn/
noun
1.
a drain placed beneath the surface of cultivated fields, streets, etc.
verb (used with object)
2.
to equip or supply with an underdrain or underdrains.
Origin of underdrain
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805; under- + drain
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  • I would urge no farmer to plunge up to his neck into debt in order to underdrain his farm.

    What I know of farming: Horace Greeley
British Dictionary definitions for underdrain

underdrain

noun (ˈʌndəˌdreɪn)
1.
a drain buried below agricultural land
verb (ˌʌndəˈdreɪn)
2.
to bury such drains below (agricultural land)
Derived Forms
underdrainage, noun
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