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)

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waterlessness noun

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Examples of waterless in a Sentence

a remote and waterless desert cacti prefer a nearly waterless environment
Recent Examples on the Web Like any other waterless hand sanitizers, it should be used when washing with soap and water is not possible. Birnur Aral, Ph.d., Good Housekeeping, "GH Seal Spotlight: Zep Instant Hand Sanitizer Gel," 6 Apr. 2021 For most of the space age, the moon has been considered a waterless world. Leonard David, Scientific American, "Water Found in Sunlight and Shadow on the Moon," 26 Oct. 2020 The tech company is also focusing on waterless technology. Alexis Benveniste, CNN, "Amazon just made it much easier to buy planet-friendly products," 23 Sep. 2020 But it was never expected to occur on dwarf planets or asteroids in the asteroid belt, which are thought to be waterless and inactive. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Dwarf planet Ceres is an ocean world with salty water under the surface, NASA mission finds," 11 Aug. 2020 Members will be required to cleanse their hands with waterless hand sanitizer before entering and departing the House Chamber and are requested to follow all health safety procedures while on the Floor. Jay Heflin, Washington Examiner, "Best three-day rally since Great Depression in jeopardy as stocks fall," 27 Mar. 2020 The crews were—as might be expected after having visited an airless, waterless world—carrying no lunar pathogens at all, and the quarantine procedure was dropped for the last three lunar missions. Time, "Coronavirus Could Preview What Will Happen When Alien Life Reaches Earth," 2 Mar. 2020 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

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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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12 Apr 2021

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“Waterless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterless. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of waterless

: without water

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