Definition of drought in English:
1A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall; a shortage of water resulting from this.
- Chinese officials say cloud seeding has helped to relieve severe droughts and water shortages in cities.
- During climate extremes, whether droughts or flooding rains, those on the land feel it most.
- In fact, tropical storms or hurricanes have ended many droughts in Texas, and other parts of the world.
dry spell, lack of rain, shortage of water
1.1 [usually with modifier] A prolonged absence of something specified: he ended a five-game hitting drought
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- One can only hope that, after the relative goal drought of two years ago in Mali, they and the other 15 nations put on a more exciting spectacle.
- Robbie Blake curled a trademark free kick just wide and then slipped at the crucial moment when he seemed certain to end his worrying goal drought.
- Dennis Wise's glancing header ended the team's goal drought - spanning 588 minutes.
1.2 archaic Thirst.
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- Droughtiness during periods of low rainfall is a management concern and irrigation is needed for maximum crop yields.
- Trees are difficult to establish and grow slowly because of the droughtiness and low fertility of the soil.
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- Well-decayed logs have high moisture content and therefore may provide microsites where germinants of species susceptible to desiccation can escape droughty conditions on the forest floor.
- Many previous authors have speculated that oak found along the Allegheny River was due to poor site conditions such as droughty soils and or xeric ridgetops.
- Larger weeds often require a higher rate or an additional spray additive, especially if the weeds have developed under droughty conditions.
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