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Under drought refers to the absence of liquid or moisture .

Everyday examples are the dryer for laundry and the drying of dishes. In engineering, a transmission that lacks lubricating oil is called dry . Powders are mixed in the dry state ( dry blend ).

In nature, drought is the cause of numerous phenomena and landforms - u. a. for most types of deserts .


The adjective dry ( mhd. Trucken , ahd. Truckan ), which is restricted to the German-speaking area , is related to the differently formed Dutch in the Germanic- speaking area . droog and with engl. dry . The other non-Germanic counterparts of this clan are uncertain.

Web links

Wiktionary: dryness  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The dictionary of origin (=  Der Duden in twelve volumes . Volume 7 ). 2nd Edition. Dudenverlag, Mannheim 1989, p. 758 . See also DWDS ( "dry" ) and Friedrich Kluge : Etymological dictionary of the German language . 7th edition. Trübner, Strasbourg 1910 ( p. 465 ).