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Arid Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a desiccate romance"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo
  • lacking sufficient water or rainfall; "an arid climate"; "a waterless well"; "miles of waterless country to cross"

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Arid Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

An arid environment has a high deficit of rainfall or snow. So there is much less humidity through the year than would be necessary for the demand for evaporation and transpiration. This is mostly due to the high temperatures and few storms that bring rainfall. Regions are classified as arid if their aridity index falls between 0.05 and 0.20.

Most deserts are semi-arid, arid or hyperarid, with the exception of Antarctica.

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* Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert. - Kahlil Gibran

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