Exhausted of moisture parched with temperature dry barren
- lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless
- lacking enough liquid or rain
- Exhausted of moisture; parched with heat; dried out; barren.
1650s, "dry, parched," from French aride (15c.) or straight from Latin aridus "dry, arid, parched," from arere "to-be dry," from PIE root *as- "to burn, shine" (see ash (n.1)). Figurative sense of "uninteresting" is from 1827. Associated: Aridly.
(a.) fatigued of dampness; parched with heat; dried out; barren.
The Arctic peoples regulated their lives by the long day and night in the year; among the tribes in the arid region the place of sunrise was marked on the horizon for each day; the tropical Indians were not so observant, but they worshipped the sun-god above all.