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EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from the Latin term āridus (dry, arid, parched), confer its synonymous contracted form ardus. Originally from the verb āreo (I am dry, I am parched), akin to ārdeō (I am on fire, I burn).

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arid (comparative arider or more arid, superlative aridest or most arid)

 
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  1. Very dry.
  2. Describing a very dry climate. Typically defined as less than 25 cm or 10 inches of rainfall annually.
  3. Devoid of value.

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  • 1956Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, p 37
    Such occupations might have seemed arid to those who did not possess the intellect to appreciate their subtleties.

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arid (comparative arider, superlative am aridesten)

  1. arid

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  • arid in Duden online