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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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My answer shut her up, fast: "I'm going there to escape the state of waterlessness in our neighborhood."
span xml:lang="EN-GBNobody is inside our houses in block B because it is too hot now the weather is wearing an abnormal aridness and the yellow fire-sun has suckled the coolness out of the air and left a waterlessness that cracks lips and feet.span xml:lang="EN-GBThe landlady, Mama Amu, has been cheating-promising to put ceiling boards to reduce the heat.
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.