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Noun1.waterlessness - the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
dehydration, desiccation - dryness resulting from the removal of water
drought, drouth - a shortage of rainfall; "farmers most affected by the drought hope that there may yet be sufficient rain early in the growing season"
aridness, thirstiness, aridity - a deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a permanent absence of rainfall)
sereness - a withered dryness
conjunctivitis arida, xeroma, xerophthalmia, xerophthalmus - abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes; may be due to a systemic deficiency of vitamin A
dry mouth, xerostomia - abnormal dryness of the mouth resulting from decreased secretion of saliva
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Exhibiting an unusual capacity to tolerate extreme waterlessness, they return from an air-dried state of metabolic arrest once favorable hydrological, seasonal, or climatic conditions resume.
Waterlessness that happens in the body duringwinter time is somewhat more dangerous than it is hot during summer season.
He said: "In the middle of our discussions at Synod where would Jesus be - Jesus is going to be with those who feel the waterlessness of their position, with those traditionalists feeling the Church is slipping away from them, the landmarks have shifted .