1 (of land or climate) having little or no rainfall; dry （指土壤或气候）乾旱的, 乾燥的
*the arid deserts of Africa 非洲的乾旱沙漠
* Nothing grows in these arid conditions. 在这些乾旱环境中, 寸草不生.
2 dull; uninteresting 枯燥的; 无趣味的
*have long, arid discussions about unimportant matters 对鸡毛蒜皮的事进行的冗长而枯燥的讨论.
1600-1700; Language: French;Origin:
aride, from Latin
arid land or an arid climate
is very dry because it has very little rain Water from the Great Lakes is pumped to arid regions .
not having any new, interesting, or exciting features or qualities My mind was arid, all inspiration gone.>aridity
释义:From the Old Norse name Bergljót, which was composed of the elements berg "help, save" and ljótr "light".