waterless


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wa·ter·less

 (wô′tər-lĭs, wŏt′ər-)
adj.
1. Lacking water; dry.
2. Not requiring water, as a cooling system.

wa•ter•less

(ˈwɔ tər lɪs, ˈwɒt ər-)

adj.
1. devoid of water; dry.
2. needing no water, as for cooking.
[before 950]
wa′ter•less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.waterless - lacking sufficient water or rainfallwaterless - lacking sufficient water or rainfall; "an arid climate"; "a waterless well"; "miles of waterless country to cross"
dry - free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry"

waterless

adjective
Having little or no liquid or moisture:
Translations

waterless

[ˈwɔːtəlɪs] ADJsin agua, árido
References in classic literature ?
The Germans were contesting stubbornly every mile of waterless, thorn-covered ground and clinging desperately to their positions along the railway.
It filled her with sorrow that her poor horse must go waterless, for even German spies may have hearts and this one was very young and very feminine.
So that for an hour or more, a thousand fathoms in the sea, he carries a surplus stock of vitality in him, just as the camel crossing the waterless desert carries a surplus supply of drink for future use in its four supplementary stomachs.
She knew, too, that many of them were used now by the nomadic tribes of green men, but that among them all was no city that the red men did not shun, for without exception they stood amidst vast, waterless tracts, unsuited for the continued sustenance of the dominant race of Martians.
It was a dispirited company which went into camp, waterless and hungry, in the dense jungle.
There is no stolidity so utter as that of a waterless tap.
Just below our encampment flowed a little stream, on the farther side of which is a stony slope, the same down which, twenty years before, I had seen poor Silvestre creeping back after his attempt to reach Solomon's Mines, and beyond that slope begins the waterless desert, covered with a species of karoo shrub.
Argos which was waterless Danaus made well-watered.
Numa had seen this happen before, and so he became almost rigid lest he be the one to send them galloping, waterless, back to the plain.
Those waterless wells, too, those flickering pillars.
He was no good in discussion, not because any amount of argument could shake his faith, but because the mere fact of hearing another voice disconcerted him painfully, confusing his thoughts at once - these thoughts that for so many years, in a mental solitude more barren than a waterless desert, no living voice had ever combatted, commented, or approved.
I crossed the tail of Sirhind, the waterless, before I could find the set of the little rivers that flow Gungaward.