Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Lacking rain.
  • adj. dry; thirsty

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Characterized by drought; wanting rain; arid; adust.
  • adj. Dry; thirsty; wanting drink.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by drought; dry.
  • Thirsty; dry; requiring drink.

Etymologies

drought +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ellis said the rains will especially be problematic for what he called "droughty" corn, which could also be susceptible to fungus problems.

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  • The Outer Coastal Plain was formed over the last 170-200 million years as a result of deposition and erosion and is characterized by gently rolling terrain with sandy, droughty soils with no rock outcrops and few steep slopes.

    2009 March « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • Without frequent rains such soils become droughty and don't offer much growth potential in drier times of the year, ie, summer.

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  • When God is about to turn the earth into a paradise, he does not begin his work where there is some good growth already, but in the wilderness, where nothing grows, and nothing is to be seen but dry sand and barren rocks; that the light may shine out of darkness, the world be replenished from emptiness, and the earth watered by springs from a droughty desert.

    The Chosen Peoples

  • However, upland soils are often thin, rocky, and droughty in the vicinity of limestone outcrops.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • The droughty outwash, lacustrine and slope wash sands, sand buttes, and stream bottom and wetland soils support a PNV of jack pine/scrub-oak forests and barrens, along with sedge meadows and conifer swamps, which characterize this flat sandy lake plain.

    Ecoregions of Wisconsin (EPA)

  • This can cause the caliche layer to be closer to the surface in Ecoregion 25k, increasing the general droughty condition of the soil and making tilled agriculture more difficult than in the Llano Estacado (25i).

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA)

  • Soils derived from granitics are droughty and have limited fertility, and therefore provide only limited amounts of nutrients to aquatic ecosystems.

    Ecoregions of Montana (EPA)

  • Relatively high precipitation amounts, areas of heavy snowpack, and snow with high water content provide enough moisture to support spruce-fir forest on the normally droughty sedimentary substrates.

    Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)

  • On the high plateaus, lodgepole pine dominates forest vegetation on rhyolitic substrates, which are droughty, coarse-textured, and poor in nutrients.

    Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)

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