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low-lying

[ loh-lahy-ing ]
/ ˈloʊˌlaɪ ɪŋ /
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adjective

lying near sea level or the ground surface. low-lying land.
lying below the usual elevation or altitude.

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Origin of low-lying

First recorded in 1855–60
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