Hyperarid

arid

[ar-id]
adjective
1.
being without moisture; extremely dry; parched: arid land; an arid climate.
2.
barren or unproductive because of lack of moisture: arid farmland.
3.
lacking interest or imaginativeness; sterile; jejune: an arid treatment of an exciting topic. dull, tedious, dreary, vapid, uninspired, uninspiring; pedantic. lively, interesting, exciting, spirited, imaginative.

Origin:
1645–55; (< F) < Latin āridus, equivalent to ār(ēre) to be dry + -idus -id4; cf. ash1

aridity [uh-rid-i-tee] , aridness, noun
aridly, adverb
hyperarid, adjective


1. See dry.
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arid (ˈærɪd)
 
adj
1.  having little or no rain; dry; parched with heat
2.  devoid of interest
 
[C17: from Latin āridus, from ārēre to be dry]
 
aridity
 
n
 
'aridness
 
n
 
'aridly
 
adv

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arid
1650s, "dry, parched," from L. aridus, from arere "to be dry," from PIE base *as- "to burn, glow" (see ardent). Figurative sense of "uninteresting" is from 1827.
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arid   (ār'ĭd)  Pronunciation Key 
Very dry, especially having less precipitation than is needed to support most trees or woody plants. Deserts have arid climates.
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