Meaning of “arid” in the English Dictionary


"arid" in English

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uk /ˈær.ɪd/ us /ˈer.ɪd/

C2 specialized environment very dry and without enough rain for plants:

The desert is so arid that nothing can grow there.

formal unsuccessful:

After several arid years, the company has started to become successful.

formal not interesting and showing no imagination:

I found his writing extremely arid.

(Definition of “arid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /ˈær·ɪd/

(of land or weather) having little rain; very dry:

an arid region

(Definition of “arid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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