Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Without water, especially water of crystallization.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Destitute of water; specifically, in chem., destitute of the water of crystallization (which see, under water): as, anhydrous salts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Destitute of water.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having little or no water

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective without water; especially without water of crystallization

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Greek anudros : an-, without; see a– + hudōr, water; see wed- in Indo-European roots.]

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  • I learned this word from a Steve Canyon comic strip back in the 1970s. golem100

    January 2, 2007