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arid

adjective uk   /ˈær.ɪd/ us    /ˈer-/
C2 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.
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