Drought definition

drouth
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A prolonged period of dry weather; lack of rain.
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A long period of abnormally low rainfall, especially one that adversely affects growing or living conditions.
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Drought is defined as a long period of time when there is no rain.

An example of drought is August in the desert.

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A prolonged dearth or shortage.
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A period of below average rainfall, longer and more severe than a dry spell.
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A prolonged or serious shortage or deficiency.
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A long period of abnormally low rainfall, lasting up to several years.
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(by extension, informal) A longer than expected term without success, particularly in sport.
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(archaic) Thirst.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of drought - drouth

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
drought
Plural:
droughts

Origin of drought

  • Middle English from Old English drūgoth drȳge dry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English drūġaþ.

    From Wiktionary