a deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a permanent absence of rainfall)
Syn: ↑aridity, ↑thirstiness
Derivationally related forms: ↑thirsty (for: ↑thirstiness), ↑arid, ↑arid (for: ↑aridity)
Hypernyms: ↑dryness, ↑waterlessness, ↑xerotes

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Aridness — Ar id*ness, n. Aridity; dryness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aridness — arid ► ADJECTIVE 1) very dry; having little or no rain. 2) uninteresting; unsatisfying. DERIVATIVES aridity noun aridly adverb aridness noun. ORIGIN Latin aridus, from arere be dry or parched …   English terms dictionary

  • aridness — noun see arid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aridness — See aridity. * * * …   Universalium

  • aridness — noun The state or quality of being arid …   Wiktionary

  • aridness — n. quality of being dry, lack of moisture …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aridness — sardines …   Anagrams dictionary

  • aridness — n. See aridity …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • aridness — ar·id·ness …   English syllables

  • sardines — aridness …   Anagrams dictionary

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