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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English waterles, waterlees, from Old English wæterlēas (waterless), from Proto-Germanic *watōrlausaz, equivalent to water +‎ -less. Cognate with Saterland Frisian woaterloos (waterless), West Frisian wetterleas (waterless), Dutch waterloos (waterless), German wasserlos (waterless), Swedish vattenlös (watterless), Icelandic vatnslaus (waterless).

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waterless (not comparable)

  1. Dry, arid, lacking water.
    The waterless desert can kill in many ways but dehydration is often fastest.
  2. Not requiring water.
    How does a waterless urinal have a drain trap?

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