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

Derived forms: drouths

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

Encyclopedia: Drouth