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dust storm
dust storm enveloping
Stratford, Texas
April 18, 1935

dust storm

n.
A severe windstorm that sweeps clouds of dust across an extensive area, especially in an arid region.

dust storm

n
1. (Physical Geography) a windstorm that whips up clouds of dust

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n.
a storm of strong winds and dust-filled air over normally arable land during a period of drought (disting. from sandstorm).
[1875–80]
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Noun1.dust storm - a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sanddust storm - a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand; "it was the kind of duster not experienced in years"
windstorm - a storm consisting of violent winds
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