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noun as in dryness; shortage of supply

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It has also been extremely dry in California, Oregon, and Washington this summer, with large sections of each state under “severe drought” conditions and some areas reaching “extreme drought.”

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We also just had a wet winter, meaning the reservoirs and soils aren’t as parched as they have been during past droughts.

Cold summers, drought, famine and plague devastated societies around the world.

That’s the amount the United Nations has agreed would prevent catastrophic climate change – like seas that swallow whole coastal cities, really, really bad wildfires and unbearable droughts.

So the team only enters the deep chambers during periods of drought.

It was captioned Preserve Your Forests From Destruction And Protect Your Country From Floods And Drought.

Next, Borlaug helped develop more productive and drought-resistant strains of rice that became adapted widely in Asia.

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The drought is now killing off century-old California farms.

Coping with drought and marginal soils was a continual struggle.

Tobacco is a strong growing plant resisting heat and drought to a far (p. 018) greater extent than most plants.

Conditions in the new country had gone from bad to worse, and if the season should experience another drought, the worst was come.

One day she had heard a man say, "If there is a drought we shall have the devil to pay with our stock before winter is over."

Of this we have a characteristic example in the ceremony of the aquaelicium, designed to produce rain after a long drought.

A drought upon her waters, and they shall be dried up: because it is a land of idols, and they glory in monstrous things.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to drought, such as: lack, scarcity, aridity, dearth, deficiency, and dehydration.

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