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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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Arid Sample Sentences in News

  • Israel targeted by malware packaged with pornographic video
    Israeli institutions have been targeted by an Arab-speaking hacker group that sought to extract sensitive documents, according to Trend Micro. The campaign, which Trend called Operation Arid Viper, focused on sending phishing emails to targets. Those emails came with malware packaged with a short pornographic video, according to the company’s report . The phishi Read more on this news related to 'Arid'
  • Chile desert rains sign of climate change, chief weather scientist says
    The heavy rainfall that battered Chile's usually arid north this week happened because of climate change, a senior meteorologist said, as the region gradually returns to normal after rivers broke banks and villages were cut off. Read more on this news related to 'Arid'
  • Toad-Proof Fence
    Toad-proof fences around dams can prevent the pests from cooling down in the hot, arid zones of Australia, killing them in large enough numbers to stop their spread. “This is the first study to demonstrate long-term control of cane toads,” says A/Prof Mike Letnic of UNSW read full article Read related articles on: cane toad , ecology , Environment , feral pest Read more on this news related to 'Arid'

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