n [C, U] (period of) continuous dry weather, esp when there is not enough water for people's needs 乾旱（时期）
*areas of Africa affected by drought 遭受旱灾的非洲地区.
n [U and C]
[Language: Old English;Origin: drugath; related to dry]
a long period of dry weather when there is not enough water for plants and animals to live
1. The drought has intensified. 旱情加剧了。
2. The drought has intensified. 旱情加剧了。
3. The scarcity of fruit was caused by the drought. 水果歉收系干旱所致。