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Noun: drought  drawt
  1. A shortage of rainfall
    "farmers most affected by the drought hope that there may yet be sufficient rain early in the growing season";
    - drouth
  2. A prolonged shortage
    "when England defeated Pakistan it ended a ten-year drought";
    - drouth

Derived forms: droughts

Type of: dryness, period, period of time, time period, waterlessness, xerotes

Encyclopedia: Drought