Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Lacking rain.
  • adjective archaic dry; thirsty

Etymologies

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drought +‎ -y

Examples

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

    Brandon Sun Online - Top Stories

  • 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 08 « 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.

    FoodPlot Choices

  • 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.

    Beachwood Borough Master Plan, Part IV « 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.

    FoodPlot Choices

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

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