[ UK /dɹˈa‍ʊt/ ]
[ US /ˈdɹaʊt/ ]
  1. a shortage of rainfall
    farmers most affected by the drought hope that there may yet be sufficient rain early in the growing season
  2. a prolonged shortage
    when England defeated Pakistan it ended a ten-year drought
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How To Use drought In A Sentence

  • A couple of weeks after the monarch's announcement, heavy rain began to fall, thus ending the drought.
  • The fungi also coat tree roots, protecting against microbial pathogens and drought.
  • Some of these isolated populations are subject to predation, others to starvation, flooding, severe winters or summer drought.
  • If we happen to be in a drought condition, all fire precautions are doubly necessary.
  • RE: #106 – No one seems to want to have a technical discussion regarding the current mechanisms reponsible for the European drought of Fall 2006 and the zonally dominated current semi wet but warm pattern. More Unthreaded « Climate Audit
  • Bena and her husband, a condescending, philandering doctor named Ted, arrive in Pueblo, Colo., in the midst of a drought, as well as the Depression. As The Pages Turn
  • For decades Kalahandi has been synonymous with droughts, famines, starvation and poverty.
  • My parents have often hired earth-working vehicles, installing three further dams since arriving here in an effort to drought-proof the house's garden, and to allow them to agist neighbours' animals during droughts.
  • Weipe agricultural union chairman Frans Nel said drought was wiping out the financial resources of farmers who lost millions of rand in winter production because of black frost and a plague of mice. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • They are preparing against a drought.
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