[ noun uhn-der-dreyn; verb uhn-der-dreyn ]
/ noun ˈʌn dərˌdreɪn; verb ˌʌn dərˈdreɪn /
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a drain placed beneath the surface of cultivated fields, streets, etc.
verb (used with object)
to equip or supply with an underdrain or underdrains.
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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
a drain buried below agricultural land
to bury such drains below (agricultural land)
Derived forms of underdrainunderdrainage, noun
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