n. dry period; aridity; long period of abnormally low rainfall
n. A period of below average rain fall, longer and more severe than a dry spell
The fires have taken hold because of drought and an infestation of bark beetle, which has left millions of dead trees.
With more than 80% of the state in an extreme drought, dry conditions will probably continue and won't improve much in the next few months, said climatologist Brian Fuchs of the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska.
California's record-setting drought, entering its fourth year, has "turned much of the state into a tinderbox."
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I then worked the lawn very carefully for signs and traces, but this drought has made everything as hard as iron.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Consequently, when everywhere else there is drought, he still has water, and when everywhere else there has been a failure of the harvest, on his lands it will have proved a success.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
So saying, he stepped to the stone basin, in which the waters of the fountain as they fell formed bubbles which danced in the white moonlight, and took so long a drought as if he had meant to exhaust the spring.
He must have been born in some time of general drought and famine, or upon one of those fast days for which his state is famous.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Joy to hearts which have suffered long is like the dew on the ground after a long drought; both the heart and the ground absorb that beneficent moisture falling on them, and nothing is outwardly apparent.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
To act as I have acted, to think as I have thought, requires the maddening love of pleasure, mingled with the keen appetite of revenge, the proud consciousness of power; droughts too intoxicating for the human heart to bear, and yet retain the power to prevent.