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1. Lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or woody plants; such as, an arid climate.
2. Being without moisture; extremely dry; parched; such as, arid land; an arid climate.
3. Lacking interest or feeling; lifeless and dull: "She stared in a technically perfect but arid musical performance."
4. Lacking interest or imaginativeness; sterile; jejune (devoid of significance or interest, dull): "The speaker made an arid treatment of an exciting topic."
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(Latin: drying, dry; withered; arid)
(Latin: to be dry; lacking enough water for things to grow, dry and barren; by extension, not interesting, lifeless, dull)
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Desert agriculture which includes research in how to increase the agricultural productivity of lands dominated by lack of freshwater, an excessive abundance of heat and sunlight, and usually one or more of extreme winter cold periods, short rainy season, saline soil or water, strong dry winds, and poor soil structure.
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