waterless

adjective
wa·​ter·​less | \ˈwȯ-tər-ləs, ˈwä-\

Definition of waterless 

1 : lacking or destitute of water : dry

2 : not requiring water (as for cooling)

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Other Words from waterless

waterlessness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for waterless

Synonyms

arid, droughty, dry, sere (also sear), thirsty

Antonyms

damp, dank, humid, moist, wet

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Examples of waterless in a Sentence

a remote and waterless desert cacti prefer a nearly waterless environment

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But very few single-star solar systems would be able to cast out a waterless object like an asteroid, a new study suggests. Sid Perkins, Science | AAAS, "Mysterious asteroid that visited us from beyond our solar system probably came from a place with two stars," 19 Mar. 2018 A few years ago, waterless urinals were a big craze. Sandy Bauers, Philly.com, "Going green isn't just for the Eagles: Area workplaces embrace sustainability," 15 Mar. 2018 Lots of my friends who live elsewhere say they like the chain, and perhaps the decor’s simulation of a waterless indoor swimming pool where stranded swimmers dog-paddle in search of off-brand puppy food just isn’t for me. Tom Carson, Los Angeles Magazine, "From Aldi to Vons, How Grocery Stores Are Our Connection to L.A.—and Ourselves," 19 Feb. 2018 When the Los Angeles City Council met to consider approval of waterless urinals in 2003, Massey and others showed up to protest. Joshua Davis, WIRED, "Pissing Match: Is the World Ready for the Waterless Urinal?," 22 June 2010

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First Known Use of waterless

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of waterless was before the 12th century

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waterless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of waterless

: without water

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