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arid

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adjective ar·id \ˈa-rəd, ˈer-əd\

Simple Definition of arid

  • : very dry : having very little rain or water

  • : lacking in interest and life

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of arid

  1. 1 :  excessively dry; specifically :  having insufficient rainfall to support agriculture

  2. 2 :  lacking in interest and life :  jejune

aridityplay \ə-ˈri-də-tē, a-\ noun
aridnessplay \ˈa-rəd-nəs, ˈer-əd-\ noun

Examples of arid in a sentence

  1. a dull and arid textbook

  2. <an arid speech about duty and responsibility>



Origin of arid

French or Latin; French aride, from Latin aridus, from arēre to be dry; akin to Sanskrit āsa ash, Old English asce


First Known Use: 1652


ARID Defined for Kids

arid

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adjective ar·id \ˈer-əd\

Definition of arid for Students

  1. :  not having enough rainfall to support agriculture





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