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Definitions of drought

  1. a temporary shortage of rainfall Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Dryness; want of rain or of water; especially, such dryness of the weather as affects the earth, and prevents the growth of plants; aridity. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Thirst; want of drink. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Scarcity; lack. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Continued absence of rain or moisture. Also, drouth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Dryness: want of rain or of water: thirst. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Want of rain or water; thirst. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Dryness; want of rain; aridity; thirst. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Dry weather; want of rain; thirst. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for drought

  1. Using the old leather as a pattern he cut a new one with a sharp jack knife and before dark the supply pipe was back in place and the artificial drought was broken. – If You're Going to Live in the Country by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  2. Life might be a bitter struggle against wild beasts and drought and famine. – Hebrew Life and Times by Harold B. Hunting
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