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Word of the Day - Drought

How to Pronounce drought
How to Pronounce drought

Drought – d r aw t

A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall

Madagascar is suffering from its worse drought in years



Definition noun

a period of dry weather, especially a long one that is injurious to crops.

an extended shortage

Archaic. thirst.


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Synonyms for drought

scarcity, lack, want, dearth, paucity, famine.


Dictionary Entries near drought

drosometer, drosophila, dross, drossy, Droste-Hülshoff, drought, droughty, drouk, droukit, drouthy, drove


First known use

Before 1000; Middle English; Old English drūgath, equivalent to drūg- (base of drȳge “dry”) + -ath noun suffix; cognate with Dutch droogte “dryness”


 Word of the Day - Drought
Word of the Day - Drought

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