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droughtnoun [C or U]

uk   /draʊt/  us   /draʊt/
C2 a ​longperiod 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)

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droughtnoun [C/U]

 us   /drɑʊt/
a ​longperiod when there is little or no ​rain
(Definition of drought from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “drought”
in Korean 가뭄…
in Arabic قَحْط, جَفاف…
in Malaysian kemarau…
in French sécheresse…
in Russian засуха…
in Chinese (Traditional) 久旱,旱災…
in Italian siccità…
in Turkish kuraklık…
in Polish susza…
in Spanish sequía…
in Vietnamese hạn hán…
in Portuguese seca…
in Thai ความแห้งแล้ง…
in German die Dürre…
in Catalan secada…
in Japanese 干ばつ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 久旱,旱灾…
in Indonesian musim kering…
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