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Noun
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droughts, plural;
  1. A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall; a shortage of water resulting from this

  2. A prolonged absence of something specified
    • - he ended a five-game hitting drought
  3. Thirst


  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"
  3. A drought (or drouth [archaic]) is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply. Generally, this occurs when a region receives consistently below average precipitation. ...
  4. In sports, a drought refers to instances in which a team has gone a lengthy period of time without accomplishing some goal (e.g. making the playoffs or winning a championship). Droughts occur for a variety of reasons, from chronic mismanagement to bad luck. ...
  5. The Burning World is a 1964 science fiction novel by British author J. G. Ballard. An expanded version, retitled The Drought, was first published in 1965 by Jonathan Cape.
  6. The Drought is the second album from The Kill Devil Hills, released in October, 2006.
  7. The following is a detailed account of each episode plot during the course of the six seasons of Sex and the City.
  8. A period of below average rain fall, longer and more severe than a dry spell; A longer than expected term without success, particularly in sport
  9. (droughting) Exposure to drought
  10. (Droughts) A lack of precipitation over a long period of time, usually for a season or more. Too little water results in water shortages, which can affect people’s ability to grow food and have enough clean, safe water. In extreme cases, it can lead to famine and malnutrition.
  11. (Droughts) Extensive periods of time where a region suffers from lack of rain, causing dehydration for animals and plants, often resulting in crop failure. ...
  12. (pronounced DROWT) an extended period during which the amount of rain or snow that falls on an area is much lower than usual.
  13. An extended period of time with a reduced level of water, usually brought on by the absence of rainfall. Drought has been linked to issues such as deforestation and global warming, as the natural state of these affected ecosystems has been altered. ...
  14. A continuous and lengthy period during which no significant precipitation is recorded.
  15. Extended periods of dry weather often causing moderate to severe stress in turf. It can be particularly damaging when combined with high temperatures.
  16. Dry weather, lack of rain
  17. Long periods without any rain.
  18. Prolonged absence or marked deficiency of precipitation (rain).
  19. a lack of precipitation into an area for a long period of time. Modern droughts are thought to be intensified by population pressure which may help to remove water available for local evaporation.
  20. a long period of time where there is abnormally dry weather due to little or no precipitation.
  21. An extended time when little or no rain falls, causing a water shortage for plants and animals.
  22. ['draut]. A period of abnormally dry weather long enough to cause serious shortages of water for agriculture and other needs in the affected area.
  23. a water supply shortage for a certain use; a quantity or amount less than what is demanded
  24. the phenomenon that exists when precipitation has been significantly below normal recorded levels, causing serious hydrological imbalances that adversely affect land resource production systems.
  25. A long period with very little or no rain.