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semisubterranean

[ sem-ee-suhb-tuh-rey-nee-uhn, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˌsʌb təˈreɪ ni ən, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
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adjective

half below the surface of the ground: the semisubterranean houses of some Indian tribes.

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