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(of an environment or habitat) containing plenty of moisture; very wet.
- ‘‘Albania is very rich with hydric resources’, he tells me.’
- ‘Several new studies point to evidence that some organisms with limited capacities to acclimatize to thermal or hydric change may be limited in their ability to survive future climate changes.’
- ‘Communities range from xeric habitats such as scrub and scrubby flatwoods to hydric habitats such as floodplain forest and blackwater stream.’
- ‘It had the hydric soil characteristic of former wetlands.’
- ‘The soils vary considerably, but share the fact that all are hydric and often subject to flooding.’
Early 20th century: from hydro- + -ic.
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