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English definition of “semi-arid”

semi-arid

adjective     /ˌsem.iˈær.ɪd/ US  /-ˈer-/ specialized
a semi-arid area or climate (= general type of weather) has little rain but is not completely dry → Compare aridDry weather, arid conditions and dryness
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