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AR'IDNESS, n. 1. Dryness; a state of being without moisture. 2. A dry state of the body; emaciation; the withering of a limb. n
1: the quality of yielding nothing of value [syn: fruitlessness, aridity, barrenness] [ant: fecundity, fruitfulness] 2: a deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a permanent absence of rainfall) [syn: aridity, aridness, thirstiness]
noun see arid A general term used to describe areas suffering from lack of rain or drought. More specifically, a condition in which evaporation exceeds precipitation.
Aridity A*rid"i*ty, n.; pl.
Aridities. [L. ariditas, fr. aridus.] 1. The state or quality of being arid or without moisture; dryness. 2. Fig.: Want of interest of feeling; insensibility; dryness of style or feeling; spiritual drought. --Norris.
n. 1. Dryness, aridness, parchedness, siccity, want of moisture, sterility, barrenness, unfertility. 2. Dryness, want of interest, dulness, pointlessness, jejuneness, unsuggestiveness, barrenness, infecundity, sterility. 3. Dulness, insensibility, indifference, torpidity.
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