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 (drout) also drouth (drouth)
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.
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Having little or no precipitation:
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As in droughty regions baptism by immersion could only be performed symbolically, Mr.
Deer were coming off a very droughty spring and summer.
However, these trees could be saved by earmarking alternate route but none of the departments working on the project took pains to save the green trees which are not less than an asset in droughty and hilly areas of Balochistan.
Cabernet Sauvignon is put on the warmest, droughty soils.
Notably, the crucial final chapter on the current forest crisis would have gained from greater use of information provided in earlier chapters, although experimental work has concentrated on forests on soils optimal for conversion to oil palm, while the sad residue mostly covers droughty low nutrient soils and demands greater study.
Depending on how stable they are and on the micro-relief of droughty dunes and wet interdunes, there has been created a pedologic mosaic of psammosols and sandy subtypes of the soils that undergo an evolution process towards becoming chernozems, levigated chernozems and, locally, even brown-red soils.
Bronzewing had no motor and I managed to steer the boat towards Droughty Point, which is protected from the westerly.
Our farm is at the top of a well-drained ridge; we don't have the abundance of large snails and giant slugs that plague gardeners in Pacific states; and our usually droughty warm-weather conditions are not conducive to large populations of the tiny gastropods we do have.
It tolerates a wide range of soils, slight salinity, droughty soils and wet soils, growing well in edge conditions such as roadsides, waterways and tree lines.
Others have evolved thick, succulent leaves that act as reservoirs, conserving moisture for droughty times.