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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 is dry. It has a high deficit of rainfall or snow. So there is much less humidity in the air.

This is often due to a combination of high temperatures and few storms that bring rainfall. However, there are cold deserts at the poles and on some mountains.

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

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