a prolonged shortage;
"when England defeated Pakistan it ended a ten-year drought"
a shortage of rainfall;
"farmers most affected by the drought hope that there may yet be sufficient rain early in the growing season"
- The long drought famished many people.
- The crops failed because of the drought.
- The battle against drought was on.
- The drought withered the leaves.
- The long drought scorched the grass.
- Right now there's a drought of adequate leadership.