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waterless

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adjective wa·ter·less \-ləs\

Simple Definition of waterless

  • : without water

Full Definition of waterless

  1. 1 :  lacking or destitute of water :  dry

  2. 2 :  not requiring water (as for cooling)

wa·ter·less·ness noun

Examples of waterless

  1. a remote and waterless desert

  2. <cacti prefer a nearly waterless environment>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of waterless

before 12th century


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