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Definition of arid adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of land or a climate) having little or no rain; very dry arid and semi-arid deserts Nothing grows in these arid regions. The pioneers hoped to transform the arid prairie into a workable landscape.
  2. 2(formal) with nothing new or interesting in it an arid discussion
noun [uncountable]
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