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Adjective: arid (arider,aridest)  er-id or a-rid [N. Amer], a-rid [Brit]
  1. Lacking sufficient water or rainfall
    "an arid climate";
    - waterless
     
  2. Lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless
    "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata";
    - desiccate, desiccated

Derived forms: arider, aridest

See also: dry, dull, hebetudinous

Encyclopedia: Arid