aridification

noun
arid·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ə-ˌri-də-fə-ˈkā-shən, a-\

Definition of aridification 

: the gradual change of a region from a wetter to a drier climate The onset of sudden aridification in Mesopotamia near 4100 calendar yr B. P. coincided with a widespread cooling in the North Atlantic …— Peter B. de Menocal, Science, 27 Apr. 2001

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First Known Use of aridification

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aridification

arid + -ification

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