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[waw-ter-lis, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tər lɪs, ˈwɒt ər-/
devoid of water; dry.
needing no water, as for cooking.
Origin of waterless
before 950; Middle English waterlees, Old English waterlēas. See water, -less
Related forms
waterlessly, adverb
waterlessness, noun Unabridged
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  • Life my exist in waterless environments, but looking on every planet would be a burden.
  • The economy of the waterless region will dictate the value of moving water.
  • From waterless urinals to super-flush toilets, the latest in eco-friendly elimination.
  • waterless alcohol-based antiseptics may be used in the absence of visible soiling.
  • Water-saving fixtures such as waterless urinals will be installed to improve water efficiency.
  • waterless urinals use no water for flushing, although they do require a small amount for cleaning.
  • waterless urinals and low-flow plumbing fixtures to decrease water use.
  • The press shall use waterless ink, which eliminates the use of the dampening system as used on a conventional printing press.
  • The waterless urinals work completely without water or flush valves.
  • Carry a waterless hand gel and wash your hands frequently.

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