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Meaning of ARID

Pronunciation:  'areed

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a desiccate romance"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo
  2. [adj]  lacking sufficient water or rainfall; "an arid climate"; "a waterless well"; "miles of waterless country to cross"
 

ARID is a 4 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: desiccate, desiccated, dry, dull, waterless
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ar"id\, a. [L. aridus, fr. arere to be dry: cf. F. aride.]
Exhausted of moisture; parched with heat; dry; barren. ``An
arid waste.'' --Thomson.

 
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