Drought

Definition of Drought

Pronunciation: drout
n.1.Dryness; want of rain or of water; especially, such dryness of the weather as affects the earth, and prevents the growth of plants; aridity.
The drought of March hath pierced to the root.
- Chaucer.
In a drought the thirsty creatures cry.
- Dryden.
2.Thirst; want of drink.
3.Scarcity; lack.

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