n. Sc., Ir., US, & poet. var. of DROUGHT.

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1. a shortage of rainfall

farmers most affected by the drought hope that there may yet be sufficient rain early in the growing season

Syn: ↑drought
Hypernyms: ↑dryness, ↑waterlessness, ↑xerotes
2. a prolonged shortage

when England defeated Pakistan it ended a ten-year drought

Syn: ↑drought
Hypernyms: ↑time period, ↑period of time, ↑period

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drouth «drowth», noun.
= drought. (Cf.drought)
Usage See drought for usage note. (Cf.drought)

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n. dialect or poetic form of drought
drouthy adj.

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drouth, drouthy
var. of drought, -y, q.v.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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