Arid zone



noun
either of the zones of latitude 15–30° N and S characterized by very low rainfall and desert or semidesert terrain
Historical Examples

Like most of the West Coast towns of the arid zone, Iquique is devoid of edificial interest.
Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile Henry Stephens

Some of the plateaus are very dry; others rise above the arid zone and are well watered.
The Romance of the Colorado River Frederick S. Dellenbaugh

Hill had reached out beyond the wheat country into the arid zone, which was found to be not nearly so arid as we thought.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14) Elbert Hubbard

The ecology of arid zone insects (excluding locusts and grasshoppers).
The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches Louis M. Roth

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  • Aridities

    being without moisture; extremely dry; parched: arid land; an arid climate. barren or unproductive because of lack of moisture: arid farmland. lacking interest or imaginativeness; sterile; jejune: an arid treatment of an exciting topic. Synonyms: dull, tedious, dreary, vapid, uninspired, uninspiring; pedantic. Antonyms: lively, interesting, exciting, spirited, imaginative. adjective having little or no rain; dry; […]

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    being without moisture; extremely dry; parched: arid land; an arid climate. barren or unproductive because of lack of moisture: arid farmland. lacking interest or imaginativeness; sterile; jejune: an arid treatment of an exciting topic. Synonyms: dull, tedious, dreary, vapid, uninspired, uninspiring; pedantic. Antonyms: lively, interesting, exciting, spirited, imaginative. Historical Examples She coyly owned to aridity, […]



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