undersea
I. adjective Date: 1613 1. being or carried on under the sea or under the surface of the sea <
undersea oil deposits
>
<
undersea fighting
>
2. designed for use under the surface of the sea <
an undersea fleet
>
II. adverb or underseas Date: 1645 under the sea ; beneath the surface of the sea <
photographs taken undersea
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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