Definition of 'drought'
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But they may be banned after the biggest snow and rain drought in the region for 135 years. The Sun (2017)That phenomenal spell of weather was called the Great Heat and came after a stifling hot summer and long drought. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It provides a good opportunity to end a trophy drought. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The choir is just now coming out of a prolonged drought. Christianity Today (2000)Military activity coupled with prolonged drought will undoubtedly have had an adverse effect on its survival. Animals of the World (1993)The liquidity drought was one of the principal reasons the crisis was quite as bad as it was. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Western parts of Queensland recently got drenched in muchneeded rain following a long drought. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The supply of food has changed much, despite all the recent droughts and floods. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Overall the situation is almost as bad as the drought of 1976 in which farmland was ruined. Times, Sunday Times (2012)India and China are already seeing heavier monsoon rains and longer drought periods. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This long drought is partly being driven by a lurch in temperature in the seas around Australia. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is the simplest definition of drought, one that at least intuitively we all have held. Ice Time: Climate, Science, and Life on Earth (1990)The consultancy is also alarmed by signs that the credit crunch is set to wreak further serious damage through a prolonged lending drought. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Agriculture was dependent on the vagaries of the weather and Zimbabwe suffered from some long droughts. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)There are two big causes, and drought is not one of them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)West Country apple growers are warning of a cider drought after floods damaged or destroyed thousands of trees. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is predicted that Britain would suffer longer drier summers and extreme weather ranging from droughts to floods and intense storms. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The Gunners keeper is convinced they are firmly on course to end their nine-year trophy drought. The Sun (2014)Australia, at the mercy of the worst drought in a century, is praying for divine intervention. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But rain was a very welcome sight in the parched grain belt of southern Australia, after years of drought. Times, Sunday Times (2009)MORE than 2,000 people have been reported by their neighbours for flouting hosepipe bans amid fears of the worst drought in a century. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It could fill them with confidence for the run-in and be the catalyst for the Gunners to end their trophy drought. The Sun (2011)It is one of the options being looked at as the South East faces the possibility of its worst drought in a century. Times, Sunday Times (2006)THIS year there has been less rain and higher temperatures in the last two months than in those that led up to the 1976 drought. The Sun (2011)Australia, still recovering from its worst drought in a century, will be hit again if the rains fail to nourish its wheat belt. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'drought'
British English: drought /draʊt/ NOUN
A drought is a long period of time during which no rain falls.
Drought and famines have killed up to two million people.
- American English: drought
- Arabic: جَفَاف
- Brazilian Portuguese: seca
- Chinese: 旱灾
- Croatian: suša
- Czech: sucho
- Danish: tørke
- Dutch: droogte
- European Spanish: sequía
- Finnish: kuivuus kuiva kausi
- French: sécheresse
- German: Dürre
- Greek: ξηρασία
- Italian: siccità
- Japanese: 日照り
- Korean: 가뭄
- Norwegian: tørke
- Polish: susza
- European Portuguese: seca
- Romanian: secetă
- Russian: засуха
- Spanish: sequía
- Swedish: torka
- Thai: ความแห้งแล้ง
- Turkish: kuraklık
- Ukrainian: посуха
- Vietnamese: hạn hán
Definition of drought from the Collins English Dictionary
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