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noun as in dryness; shortage of supply

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Droughts and food shocks may intensify political and military conflict: more resource wars, more grain-price revolutions.

But perhaps the biggest lesson from Texas is that severe droughts can drag on long past when the hills turn green.

The huge challenge of climate change and the related phenomenon of “extreme weather events” like hurricanes, floods and droughts.

The record-breaking heat, crippling worldwide droughts, and devastating fires of 2012 and floods were no coincidence, he said.

Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and floods – all are now more frequent and intense.

Rasyunan ang túbig sa tinghuwaw, Water is rationed during droughts.

The prince ingratiates himself with her: she suppresses the periodical droughts and marries him.

There they entered a region which had been visited by one of those droughts which continue sometimes for many months.

Let the Droughts and the Drummonds and the Beeswaxes quarrel among themselves or with their colleagues.

And the same is also observed in America; for it is in long droughts that the insects make such destruction in the sugar-canes.


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On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to droughts, such as: lack, scarcity, insufficiency, dearth, deficiency, and want.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.