drought

  1. a temporary shortage of rainfall
  2. a prolonged shortage

Drought

Below average rainfall for an extended period of time.
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Drought

Drought is an extended period when a region receives a deficiency in its water supply, whether atmospheric, surface or ground water. A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days. Generally, this occurs when a region receives consistently below average precipitation. It can have a substantial impact on the ecos...
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drought

[n] - a prolonged shortage 2. [n] - a temporary shortage of rainfall
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Drought

• (n.) Scarcity; lack. • (n.) Thirst; want of drink. • (n.) Dryness; want of rain or of water; especially, such dryness of the weather as affects the earth, and prevents the growth of plants; aridity.
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drought

drouth noun a shortage of rainfall; `farmers most affected by the drought hope that there may yet be sufficient rain early in the growing season`
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Drought

[sport] In sports, a drought refers to instances in which a team has gone a lengthy period of time without accomplishing some goal (e.g. making the playoffs or winning a championship). Droughts occur for a variety of reasons, from chronic mismanagement to bad luck. Some droughts are also popularly attributed to a curse. ==North America== ==...
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Drought

Drought (drout) noun [ Middle English droght , drougth , druʒ├░ , Anglo-Saxon druga├░ , from drugian to dry. See Dry , and confer Drouth , which shows the original final sound.] 1. Dryness; want of rain or of water; especially, such dry...
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drought

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. 'A drought of Christian writers caused a de...
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drought

a long period of time where there is abnormally dry weather due to little or no precipitation.
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Drought

A naturally-occurring phenomenon that occurs when precipitation is significantly below normal levels, causing water levels to drop and vegetation to die. This extended period of dry weather usually lasts longer than expected and leads to measurable losses for a human community (crop damage, water supply shortage).
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Drought

A period of dryness, especially a long one. Usually considered to be any period of soil moisture deficiency within the plant root zone. A period of dryness of sufficient length to deplete soil moisture to the extent that plant growth is seriously retarded.
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Drought

a prolonged period of dryness that can cause damage to plants.
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Drought

A prolonged period with very little or no rain
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DROUGHT

Abnormal dry weather for a specific area that is sufficiently prolonged for the lack of water to cause serious hydrological imbalance.
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Drought

Abnormal dry weather for a specific area that is sufficiently prolonged for the lack of water to cau
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DROUGHT

Abnormal dry weather for a specific area that is sufficiently prolonged for the lack of water to cause serious hydrological imbalance.
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Drought

Abnormally dry weather in a region over an extended period sufficient to cause a serious hydrological (water cycle) imbalance in the affected area. This can cause such problems as crop damage and water-supply shortage.
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Drought

Abnormally dry weather in a region over an extended period.
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Drought

Abnormally dry weather in a region over an extended period sufficient to cause a serious hydrological (water cycle) imbalance in the affected area. This can cause such problems as crop damage and water-supply shortage. In Australia, it is defined as the prolonged absence or marked deficiency of precipitation (rain).
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drought

an acute water shortage relative to availability, supply and demand in a particular region. An extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply. Generally, this occurs when a region receives consistently below average precipitation.
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Drought

an extended and stressful spell of dry weather in a region; Wealth
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Drought

An extended time when little or no rain falls, causing a water shortage for plants and animals.
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Drought

Below average rainfall for an extended period of time.
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Drought

Climatic condition where water loss due to evapotranspiration is greater than water inputs through precipitation.
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