dust storm dust" storm` (d[u^]st"st[^o]rm`), n. A strong windstorm that lifts particles of dust or dry soil into the air and blows them around, covering land or objects with a thick layer of dust. Dust storms may occur in arable areas during periods of drought; when a similar storm occurs in a desert area, such a storm is called a {sandstorm}. [PJC]

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