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drought in Nature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdroughtdrought /draʊt/ ●●○ noun [countable, uncountable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š DNa long period of dry weather when there is not enough water for plants and animals to live
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droughtβ€’ Another issue highlighted in the report was the alleged importation of toxic maize as part of a drought relief effort.β€’ In his benevolent aspect he is the source of rain and hence petitioned to alleviate drought, and also to prevent meningitis.β€’ As El Ni o ebbs away, drought follows the torrential rain.β€’ The black color comes from the periodic fires that burned naturally in the Everglades during droughts.β€’ A severe drought has caused most of the corn crop to fail.β€’ But most everything evens out during the summer drought.β€’ Studies link the drought to a sunspot cycle not due to end until the millennium.β€’ Fires continued to burn elsewhere in the West in states plagued by one of the worst droughts of the century.β€’ Central Africa is suffering one of the worst droughts of the century.