waterlessness
noun see waterless

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • waterlessness — noun Absence of water …   Wiktionary

  • waterlessness — wa·ter·less·ness …   English syllables

  • waterlessness — noun the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water) • Syn: ↑dryness, ↑xerotes • Ant: ↑wetness (for: ↑dryness) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dryness — noun 1. the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑waterlessness, ↑xerotes • Ant: ↑wetness • Derivationally related forms: ↑waterless ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • xerotes — noun the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water) • Syn: ↑dryness, ↑waterlessness • Ant: ↑wetness (for: ↑dryness) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • waterless — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. lacking or destitute of water ; dry 2. not requiring water (as for cooling or cooking) • waterlessness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • water — waterer, n. waterless, adj. waterlessly, adv. waterlessness, n. waterlike, adj. /waw teuhr, wot euhr/, n. 1. a transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid, a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, H2O, freezing at 32°F or 0°C and boiling at 212°F or 100°C …   Universalium

  • waterless — waterlessly, adv. waterlessness, n. /waw teuhr lis, wot euhr /, adj. 1. devoid of water; dry. 2. needing no water, as for cooking. [bef. 950; ME waterlees, OE waterleas. See WATER, LESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • drought — Synonyms and related words: absence, appetite, aridity, aridness, beggary, canine appetite, corkiness, defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, deprivation, destitution, dryness, emptiness, empty stomach, famine, hollow hunger, hunger, hungriness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • thirst — Synonyms and related words: ache, an universal wolf, appetence, appetency, appetite, appetition, aridity, aridness, avidity, be ravenous, canine appetite, corkiness, covet, coveting, crave, craving, desire, drink up, drought, dryness, eagerness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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