droughty

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drought +‎ -y

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droughty (comparative droughtier, superlative droughtiest)

  1. Lacking rain.
    • 1907, Barbara Baynton, Sally Krimmer; Alan Lawson, editors, Human Toll (Portable Australian Authors: Barbara Baynton), St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, published 1980, page 268:
      From habit the sheep would head for the river, but, though it was early spring, the winter had been droughty, and the river was only a string of dangerous water-holes.
  2. (archaic) dry; thirsty
    Thy droughty throat. — Philips.

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