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belowground

[ bih-loh-ground ]
/ bɪˈloʊˌgraʊnd /
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adjective

situated beneath the surface of the earth; subterranean.
no longer living; buried, as in a cemetery (usually used predicatively): All those who might have known about the incident are now belowground.

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Origin of belowground

First recorded in 1955–60; below + ground1
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