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adjective, (of a region, land, etc.)
characterized by very little annual rainfall, usually from 10 to 20 inches (25 to 50 cm):
the struggle to raise vegetables in semiarid regions.
characterized by scanty rainfall and scrubby vegetation, often occurring in continental interiors: the semiarid regions of Australia
Having low precipitation but able to support grassland and scrubby vegetation. Steppes have semiarid climates.


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