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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arid  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arid 
  adj  1:  lacking  sufficient  water  or  rainfall;  "an  arid  climate";  "a 
  waterless  well  "miles  of  waterless  country  to  cross" 
  [syn:  {waterless}] 
  2:  lacking  vitality  or  spirit;  lifeless;  "a  technically  perfect 
  but  arid  performance  of  the  sonata";l  "a  desiccate 
  romance";  "a  prissy  and  emotionless  creature...settles 
  into  a  mold  of  desiccated  snobbery"-C.J.Rolo  [syn:  {desiccate}, 
  {desiccated}] 




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