Droughtiness Drought"i*ness, n. A state of dryness of the weather; want of rain. [1913 Webster]

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  • droughtiness — noun see drought …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • droughtiness — drought·i·ness …   English syllables

  • droughtiness — th]ēnə̇s, d.], t], in noun ( es) : the quality or state of being droughty : lack of rain : aridity * * * droughtˈiness or drouthˈiness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑drought …   Useful english dictionary

  • droughty — droughtiness, n. /drow tee/, adj., droughtier, droughtiest. 1. dry. 2. lacking rain. 3. Chiefly Brit. Dial. thirsty. Also, drouthy. [1595 1605; DROUGHT + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • drought — also drouth noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English drūgath, from drūgian to dry up; akin to Old English drȳge dry more at dry Date: before 12th century 1. a period of dryness especially when prolonged; specifically one that causes… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Windsor (soil) — The Windsor is the official state soil of the U.S. state of Connecticut.ProfileWindsor soils are well suited to the highly diversified agriculture of Connecticut; they are the preferred soils for the production of shade tobacco. Windsor soils are …   Wikipedia

  • drought — [draʊt] noun 1》 a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water. 2》 archaic thirst. Derivatives droughtiness noun droughty adjective Origin OE drūgath dryness , of Gmc origin; related to dry …   English new terms dictionary

  • drought — n 1. aridity, aridness, parchedness, extreme dryness, thirstiness, waterlessness, droughtiness; dehydration, evaporation, desiccation; torridity, torridness. 2. dearth, scarcity, scarceness, lack, want; deficiency, shortness, shortage,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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