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  • n. Absence of water.

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

  • n. the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)


waterless +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)


  • How very hard to accept the waterlessness of the pit, how very hard to understand that we are there in the presence of God and of death.

    Archbishop of Canterbury's Sermon at York Minster

  • Jesus is going to be with those who feel the waterlessness of their position: with those traditionalists feeling the Church is slipping away from them, the landmarks have shifted, and they don't know how what they've taught and heard and what they've been taught can be life-giving for tomorrow.

    Archbishop of Canterbury's Sermon at York Minster

  • South of the Pyrenees its route was circuitous and not within sight of any Roman road until the wagon train crossed the Sucro River to the west of the town of Saetabis; from there it headed straight across the Rush Plain, a desolate and barren stretch of country which dived between two of the greatest of the chains of Spanish mountains, yet was not used as a short cut because of its waterlessness.

    The First Man in Rome


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