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[drou-tee] /ˈdraʊ ti/
adjective, droughtier, droughtiest.
lacking rain.
Chiefly British Dialect, thirsty.
Also, drouthy.
Origin of droughty
1595-1605; drought + -y1
Related forms
droughtiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
  • droughty conditions are clearly a factor in the maintenance of these stands, but the role of fire is not known.
  • It is well adapted to droughty sites with moderately fertile, slightly acidic, loamy and sandy soils.
  • Fire-tolerant jack pine and northern pin oak grew on the droughty, fire-prone, flat outwash plains.
  • It does best on dry soils in full sunlight, and is winter hardy and tolerant of droughty and salty soils.
  • It prefers silty clay loams, and does not tolerate droughty sites.
  • Mulching and light irrigation on highly disturbed, droughty areas are beneficial for stand establishment.

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