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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fruitlessness, aridity, barrennessnoun

    the quality of yielding nothing of value

  2. aridity, aridness, thirstinessnoun

    a deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a permanent absence of rainfall)


  1. ariditynoun

    A long term lack of rainfall or moisture.

  2. Etymology: aridité, from "dryness"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ariditynoun

    Etymology: from arid.

    Salt taken in great quantities will reduce an animal body to the great extremity of aridity, or dryness. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    Strike my soul with lively apprehensions of thy excellencies, to bear up my spirit under the greatest aridities and dejections, with the delightful prospect of thy glories. John Norris.


  1. aridity

    A region is arid when it severely lacks available water, to the extent of hindering or preventing the growth and development of plant and animal life. Regions with arid climates tend to lack vegetation and are called xeric or desertic. Most arid climates straddle the Equator; these regions include parts of Africa, Asia, South America, North America, and Australia.


  1. aridity

    Aridity refers to the state or condition of being extremely dry or having insufficient rainfall or water resources to support plant or animal life, often characteristic of arid or desert regions. It can also refer to a lack of interest, creativity or excitement; dullness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ariditynoun

    the state or quality of being arid or without moisture; dryness

  2. Ariditynoun

    fig.: Want of interest of feeling; insensibility; dryness of style or feeling; spiritual drought

  3. Etymology: [L. ariditas, fr. aridus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aridity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aridity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of aridity in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Swain:

    And that's the main climate change connection -- the effect that the warming and drying is having on the vegetation aridity itself, in most cases, the drier vegetation becomes, the more flammable it becomes. In some cases, it's an exponential relationship where each additional increment of drying makes it increasingly more flammable at an increasing rate.

  2. State Lands ' Kayli Yardley:

    Here in Utah, we are seeing weather typical of the 1930s during the Dust Bowl. It is so dry, and you have that aridity in the earth, and you get a fire that is sucking all the moisture out of the air. You're going to have these crazy, catastrophic fires.

  3. Chuck Cullom:

    With snowpack in the upper Colorado River system running upwards of 130% of the 30-year median, we have a unique opportunity – perhaps once-a-decade opportunity – to repay the loan, aridity is our present and future and we’re trying to adapt to this unique set of circumstances.

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