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distinction between some words. Could someone tell me the distinction among arid,desiccated,and dry?I want some intuition on these words.Thanks in advance.
Jun 26, 2013 10:29 AM
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'Arid' is usually used to refer to a climate over a large area, a long-term condition. 'Dessicated' is usually used to refer either to food that has been dried to preserve it or in literature, some work that lacks life and vitality. It is seldom used. 'Dry' is used much more than the other two on a daily basis to describe anything that lacks moisture. It can also apply to a type of humor that is delivered in a calm, seemingly serious manner.
June 26, 2013
arid 1] arid land: too dry to support vegetation 2] arid climate: having little or no rain at all dessicated **something that is in a state of extreme dryness dry **simple means not wet or moist Hope that helps (^_^)
June 26, 2013
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