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Don't be put off if you have an arid area : think of all the possibilities rather than the problems. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Our land is dry and arid and very little grows. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Huge areas of arid land could be made fruitful either for agriculture or for biochemical industry. Infinite in All Directions (1989)They bloomed green amid the arid white landscape. PHYLLOXERA: How Wine was Saved for the World (2004)The summer stretched ahead, arid as a desert. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was an arid, dry place. Christianity Today (2000)Hot, dry places are arid and dusty and unremitting. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The insurgents were pushed into increasingly marginal, arid areas. The Sun (2012)A recent study points to arid regions growing drier and wetter regions having more intense rains. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Forced to walk for miles each day in the searing heat to find grass in this arid land, it is a harsh existence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The area is popular with visitors to South America because of its spectacular arid landscapes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Many of the victims, who came from arid inland areas, could not swim. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The source of this drumming turns out to be a rudimentary wind turbine, erected on the arid plains of Kyrgyzstan. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Jordan is an arid country, but as we drive north it turns into beautiful rolling green farmland, olive groves and grazing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They live in arid areas where they can survive for long periods without drinking, obtaining moisture from vegetation, including salty plants. Animals of the World (1993)Northern Kenya is one of the most arid regions in the world where no crops grow, so for centuries tribes have herded cattle. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: arid ADJECTIVE
Arid land is so dry that very few plants can grow on it.
...new strains of crops that can withstand arid conditions.
Definition of arid from the Collins English Dictionary
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