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drought

 (drout) also drouth (drouth)
n.
1. A long period of abnormally low rainfall, especially one that adversely affects growing or living conditions.
2. A prolonged dearth or shortage.

[Middle English, from Old English drūgoth; akin to drȳge, dry.]

drought′y adj.

drought

(draʊt)
n
1. (Environmental Science) a prolonged period of scanty rainfall
2. a prolonged shortage
3. an archaic or dialect word for thirst Archaic and Scot form: drouth
[Old English drūgoth; related to Dutch droogte; see dry]
ˈdroughty adj

drought

(draʊt)

n.
1. a period of dry weather, esp. a long one that is injurious to crops.
2. an extended shortage; scarcity; dearth.
3. Archaic. thirst.
Sometimes, drouth (drouth).
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English drūgath <drūg- (base of drȳge dry)]
drought′y, adj. drought•i•er, drought•i•est.
drought′i•ness, n.
pron: Because drought and drouth represent two phonetic developments of the same Old English word and are pronounced (drout) and (drouth) respectively, the latter is not a mispronunciation of drought. The now unproductive suffix -th1 and its alternate form -t were formerly used to derive nouns from adjectives or verbs, resulting in such pairs as drouth/drought from dry, and highth/height (the former now obsolete) from high. In American English, drought is common everywhere in educated speech and is the usual printed form.

drought

(drout)
A long period of abnormally low rainfall.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drought - a shortage of rainfalldrought - a shortage of rainfall; "farmers most affected by the drought hope that there may yet be sufficient rain early in the growing season"
dryness, waterlessness, xerotes - the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
2.drought - a prolonged shortage; "when England defeated Pakistan it ended a ten-year drought"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"

drought

noun
1. water shortage, dryness, dry weather, dry spell, aridity, lack of rain, drouth (Scot.), parchedness Drought and famines have killed up to two million people.
water shortage flood, deluge, downpour, inundation
2. shortage, lack, deficit, deficiency, want, need, shortfall, scarcity, dearth, insufficiency The Western world was suffering through the oil drought.
shortage abundance, profusion
Translations
جَفَافجَفاف، قَحْط، مَحْل
sucho
tørke
kuivuus
suša
aszály
langvarandi òurrviîriþurrkar
日照り
가뭄
sausra
sausums
suša
torka
ความแห้งแล้ง
hạn hán

drought

[draʊt] Nsequía f

drought

[ˈdraʊt] nsécheresse f

drought

nDürre f; three droughts in as many yearsdrei Dürrekatastrophen in ebenso vielen Jahren

drought

[draʊt] nsiccità

drought

(draut) noun
(a period of) lack of rain. The reservoir dried up completely during the drought.

drought

جَفَاف sucho tørke Dürre ξηρασία sequía kuivuus sécheresse suša siccità 日照り 가뭄 droogte tørke susza seca засуха torka ความแห้งแล้ง kuraklık hạn hán 旱灾

drought

n. sequía.
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