[ uh-rid-i-tee ]
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  1. the state or quality of being extremely dry: Many plant and animal adaptations to withstand the intense aridity of the desert are quite bizarre.

  2. the quality of lacking interest, liveliness, or imaginativeness; sterility: His writing style is excellent, avoiding the technical aridity of most professional science publications.

Origin of aridity

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Latin āriditāt-, stem of āriditās, equivalent to ārid(us) “dry” (see arid ) + -itās -ity
  • Also ar·id·ness [ar-id-nis] /ˈær ɪd nɪs/ .

Words Nearby aridity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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