wa·​ter·​less ˈwȯ-tər-ləs How to pronounce waterless (audio)
: lacking or destitute of water : dry
: not requiring water (as for cooling)
waterlessness noun

Examples of waterless in a Sentence

a remote and waterless desert cacti prefer a nearly waterless environment
Recent Examples on the Web While urban areas like Los Angeles are under mandatory drought restrictions to reduce strain on state reservoirs, many rural residents reliant on groundwater wells are waterless. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 27 Nov. 2022 Other eco-friendly measures include a solid waste incinerator to turn waste into non-toxic ash and a waterless urinal to reduce unnecessary usage. Camille Fine, USA TODAY, 22 Aug. 2022

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'waterless.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

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

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

Dictionary Entries Near waterless

Cite this Entry

“Waterless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterless. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!