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|Noun||1.||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"
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