waterless

adjective
wa·​ter·​less | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ləs How to pronounce waterless (audio) , ˈwä- \

Definition of waterless

1 : lacking or destitute of water : dry
2 : not requiring water (as for cooling)

Other Words from waterless

waterlessness noun

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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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First Known Use of waterless

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

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Last Updated

6 May 2022

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“Waterless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterless. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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