hyperarid

adjective
hy·​per·​ar·​id | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈa-rəd How to pronounce hyperarid (audio) , -ˈer-əd \
variants: or hyper-arid

Definition of hyperarid

: 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

First Known Use of hyperarid

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperarid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperarid. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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