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Meaning of semiarid

sem•i•ar•id

Pronunciation: (sem"ē-ar'id, sem"ī-), [key]
— adj.
  1. characterized by very little annual rainfall, usually from 10 to 20 in. (25 to 50 cm): the struggle to raise vegetables in semiarid regions.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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