Meaning of “drought” in the English Dictionary

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"drought" in British English

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droughtnoun [ C or U ]

uk /draʊt/ us /draʊt/

C2 a long period when there is little or no rain:

This year (a) severe drought has ruined the crops.

(Definition of “drought” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drought" in American English

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droughtnoun [ C/U ]

us /drɑʊt/

a long period when there is little or no rain

(Definition of “drought” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)