hy·​per·​ar·​id ˌhī-pər-ˈa-rəd How to pronounce hyperarid (audio)
variants or hyper-arid
: extremely arid
hyperarid desert regions
hyperarid climates
… Antarctica's hyperarid, cold-desert conditions make it this planet's closest analogue to Mars …Jean Hennelly Keith

Examples of hyperarid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mean annual precipitation in its hyperarid core is 0.004 inches. Maggie Shipstead Anthony Cotsifas, New York Times, 10 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperarid was in 1960

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“Hyperarid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperarid. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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