AskDefine | Define subterranean

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subterranean adj
1 being or operating under the surface of the earth; "subterranean passages"; "a subsurface flow of water" [syn: subterraneous]
2 lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed); "subterranean motives for murder"; "looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge"- Bertrand Russell [syn: subterraneous, ulterior]

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  1. below ground, under the earth, underground


below ground, under the earth, underground

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Subterranean refers to something underground, and it may also refer to:
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