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

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  • Waterless — Wa ter*less, a. Destitute of water; dry. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waterless — [wôt′ərlis] adj. 1. without water; dry 2. not needing water, as for cooking waterlessness n …   English World dictionary

  • waterless — adjective a) Dry, arid, lacking water. The waterless desert can kill in many ways but dehydration is often fastest. b) Not requiring water. How does a waterless urinal have a drain trap? …   Wiktionary

  • waterless — wa|ter|less [ˈwo:tələs US ˈwo:tər , ˈwa: ] adj a waterless place has no water for people or animals to drink ▪ a barren, waterless desert …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • waterless — adjective lacking sufficient water or rainfall an arid climate a waterless well miles of waterless country to cross • Syn: ↑arid • Similar to: ↑dry • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • waterless — water ► NOUN 1) the liquid which forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms. 2) (waters) an area of sea regarded as under the jurisdiction of a particular country. 3) (the waters) the water of a… …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • Waterless — Безводный …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • waterless — Synonyms and related words: Saharan, anhydrous, arid, athirst, bone dry, desert, droughty, dry, dry as dust, dusty, high and dry, juiceless, like parchment, moistureless, sandy, sapless, sere, thirsting, thirsty, undamped, unwatered …   Moby Thesaurus

  • waterless — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having little or no liquid or moisture: anhydrous, arid, bone dry, dry, moistureless, sere. See DRY …   English dictionary for students

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