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arid

adjective
 
 
/ˈærɪd/
very dry and without enough rain for plants: an arid region/climateDry weather, arid conditions and dryness
Translations of “arid”
in Korean 볼모의…
in Arabic جافّ, قاحِل…
in French aride…
in Turkish kurak, çorak, çatlamış…
in Italian arido…
in Chinese (Traditional) 乾燥的,乾旱的, 不成功的, 無結果的…
in Russian засушливый…
in Polish suchy, jałowy…
in Spanish árido…
in Portuguese árido…
in German trocken…
in Catalan àrid…
in Japanese (非常に)乾燥した…
in Chinese (Simplified) 干燥的,干旱的, 不成功的, 无结果的…
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