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NOUN (2)

1. the quality of yielding nothing of value;
[syn: fruitlessness, aridity, barrenness]

2. a deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a permanent absence of rainfall);
[syn: aridity, aridness, thirstiness]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aridity \A*rid"i*ty\, n.; pl. Aridities. [L. ariditas, fr. aridus.] 1. The state or quality of being arid or without moisture; dryness. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Want of interest of feeling; insensibility; dryness of style or feeling; spiritual drought. --Norris. [1913 Webster]