adjective, droughtier, droughtiest.
lacking rain.
Chiefly British Dialect, thirsty.
Also, drouthy.

1595–1605; drought + -y1

droughtiness, noun
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drought (draʊt)
1.  a prolonged period of scanty rainfall
2.  a prolonged shortage
3.  an archaic or dialect word for thirst Archaic and Scot form: drouth
[Old English drūgoth; related to Dutch droogte; see dry]

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These trees seem to be fading out with the last hot droughty decade.
It grows successfully on sandy soils with a high water table or irrigated
  droughty soils when adequately fertilized.
It is highly tolerant of shade but not of droughty conditions.
It can survive in both droughty and moist conditions.
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