Meaning of hydric in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhʌɪdrɪk/


  • (of an environment or habitat) containing plenty of moisture; very wet.

    Compare with mesic and xeric

    ‘hydric soils’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Albania is very rich with hydric resources’, he tells me.’
    • ‘The soils vary considerably, but share the fact that all are hydric and often subject to flooding.’


Early 20th century from hydro-+ -ic.