Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as aridity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Aridity; dryness.

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  • noun The state or quality of being arid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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Examples

  • During the first dream the dragons had spoken of Krynn's aridness and of Tarris's hidden ability to save people by finding liquid with a stick.

    Father Swarat

  • The combination of aridness related to the altitude and the long dry season and severe air pollution cause irritation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.

    Mexico - travelers's summary profile

  • The combination of aridness related to the altitude and the long dry season and severe air pollution cause irritation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.

    Mexico - travelers's summary profile

  • And yet, the conversations that have arisen along the campaign trail have been uniquely fundamental to our democracy -- reaching beyond the usual aridness of politics and policies to issues that many Americans carry in their hearts every day.

    Bruce Kluger: The Hand that Casts the Ballot

  • Much of what some people dislike about Rawls-- the aridness, the detachment from history and psychology, the characteristic Americanness of his uninterest in plumbing the depths of the soul-- is precisely what made his work a success in the way that it was.

    Archive 2002-11-24

  • Much of what some people dislike about Rawls-- the aridness, the detachment from history and psychology, the characteristic Americanness of his uninterest in plumbing the depths of the soul-- is precisely what made his work a success in the way that it was.

    Jacob T. Levy

  • Much of what some people dislike about Rawls-- the aridness, the detachment from history and psychology, the characteristic Americanness of his uninterest in plumbing the depths of the soul-- is precisely what made his work a success in the way that it was.

    11/24/2002 - 12/01/2002

  • During the first dream the dragons had spoken of Krynn's aridness and of Tarris's hidden ability to save people by finding liquid with a stick.

    The Dragons of Chaos

  • Her own inward burning offset the heat of air and earth; a sense of the aridness her heart would know without Van's love once more returned, was counter to the aridness of all these barren rocks.

    The Furnace of Gold

  • Had it been possible for her to love again, she would have felt the change in her nature far less; but with the stream, the fountain also had dried, and she was conscious that an aridness, unpleasant and unnatural, threatened to desolate her soul, and her conflict with this had been the hardest battle of all.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 37, November, 1860

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