subsurface

[suhb-sur-fuh s, suhb-sur-]
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adjective

below the surface, especially of a body of water.

Nearby words

  1. substruction,
  2. substructure,
  3. subsulfate,
  4. subsume,
  5. subsumption,
  6. subsystem,
  7. subtangent,
  8. subteen,
  9. subtemperate,
  10. subtenant

Origin of subsurface

First recorded in 1770–80; sub- + surface

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British Dictionary definitions for sub-surface

sub-surface

noun

the layer just below the surface of water, the earth, etc
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