drought noun

ADJ. severe, terrible, worst It has been the worst drought in the country's history. | long, prolonged | summer

VERB + DROUGHT have England has had several summer droughts in recent years. | cause | break A week of good rains has broken the drought.

DROUGHT + VERB affect sth Large areas of Africa are affected by severe drought.

DROUGHT + NOUN conditions

PREP. during/in ~ Some of the newer plants in the garden died during the drought.

PHRASES in times of drought, months/years of drought