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English definition of “arid”

arid

adjective     /ˈær.ɪd/ US  /ˈer-/
C2 very dry and without enough rain for plants: The desert is so arid that nothing can grow there.Dry weather, arid conditions and dryness formal unsuccessful: After several arid years, the company has started to become successful.Unsuccessful (people and things) formal not interesting and showing no imagination: I found his writing extremely arid.Tedious and uninspiring
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