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