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arid in Meteorology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisharidar‧id /ˈærɪd/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 DRYarid land or an arid climate is very dry because it has very little rain 🔊 Water from the Great Lakes is pumped to arid regions.2 USELESSnot having any new, interesting, or exciting features or qualities 🔊 My mind was arid, all inspiration gone.aridity /əˈrɪdəti/ noun [uncountable]
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aridBalloon pilot John Bagwell likes to surprise tourists with this unexpected greenery in the arid center of Arizona.an arid climateMuch of Namibia is arid country and only fit for raising goats.This form developed bipedalism and other adaptations to the newly opening arid savannah landscape and eventually became the ancestor of man.The birds inhabit tropical forests, savannah, and arid semi-desert conditions.In the arid summer, the landscape becomes brown and dusty.The region is an arid wasteland.arid regionsIn arid regions, rainfall above the average one year will produce a particularly thick annual ring.