Definition of ariditas
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LNS
āriditās, āriditātis
aridus
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. dryness, drought
  2. any thing dry, withered, parched
  3. a being withered, dryness
Abbreviations
āriditas, ātis, f. aridus, dryness, drought. Lit.: ariditatem ampliare, Plin. 11, 35, 41, § 117: myrtus siccata usque in ariditatem, id. 15, 29, 37, § 123: ariditas aquae, Vulg. Judith, 11, 10.

—In the plur.: ariditatibus temperamenta ferre, Arn. 2, 69.

— In Pall. meton. (abstr. pro concr.), any thing dry, withered, or parched: cum fimi ariditate miscenda est, i. e. fimo arido, Pall. 3, 4: ariditatem recidere, the dry, dead wood, id. 3, 21, 2.

— Trop., a being withered, dryness: stipula ariditate plena, Vulg. Nah. 1, 10: bracchium ejus ariditate siccabitur, ib. Zach. 11, 17; and meton. (abstr. for concr.), of meagre, scanty food, Salv. 1, 1 sq.
 
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