drouth

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Synonyms for drouth

a prolonged shortage

a shortage of rainfall

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Whence ADAM soon repeal'd The doubts that in his heart arose: and now Led on, yet sinless, with desire to know What neerer might concern him, how this World Of Heav'n and Earth conspicuous first began, When, and whereof created, for what cause, What within EDEN or without was done Before his memorie, as one whose drouth Yet scarce allay'd still eyes the current streame, Whose liquid murmur heard new thirst excites, Proceeded thus to ask his Heav'nly Guest.
I got no Silphium, but I learned by what elaborate underground strategems it contrives to weather the prairie drouths.
Napa Valley the Prettiest On Earth: No Drouths, No Malaria.
environment, which is not subject to drastic climatic changes such as drouths,