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1thirst

noun \ˈthərst\

: an uncomfortable feeling that is caused by the need for something to drink

: a very great need for something to drink

: a strong desire for something

Full Definition of THIRST

1
a :  a sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat associated with a desire for liquids; also :  the bodily condition (as of dehydration) that induces this sensation
b :  a desire or need to drink
2
:  an ardent desire :  craving, longing <a thirst for success>

Examples of THIRST

  1. <his thirst for knowledge is evident in his book-filled house>
  2. <an unquenchable thirst for travel that has led her to the far corners of the globe>

Origin of THIRST

Middle English, from Old English thurst; akin to Old High German durst thirst, Latin torrēre to dry, parch, Old Irish tart dryness, thirst, Greek tersesthai to become dry
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with THIRST

2thirst

intransitive verb

: to have or feel a strong desire

Full Definition of THIRST

1
:  to feel thirsty :  suffer thirst
2
:  to crave vehemently and urgently <thirsted for revenge> <thirsting> after justice
thirst·er noun

First Known Use of THIRST

before 12th century

Synonym Discussion of THIRST

long, yearn, hanker, pine, hunger, thirst mean to have a strong desire for something. long implies a wishing with one's whole heart and often a striving to attain <longed for some rest>. yearn suggests an eager, restless, or painful longing <yearned for a stage career>. hanker suggests the uneasy promptings of unsatisfied appetite or desire <always hankering for money>. pine implies a languishing or a fruitless longing for what is impossible <pined for a lost love>. hunger and thirst imply an insistent or impatient craving or a compelling need <hungered for a business of his own> <thirsted for power>.
THIRST Defined for Kids

1thirst

noun \ˈthərst\

Definition of THIRST for Kids

1
:  a feeling of dryness in the mouth and throat that accompanies a need for liquids
2
:  the bodily condition that produces thirst <die of thirst>
3
:  a strong desire <a thirst for knowledge>

2thirst

verb
thirst·edthirst·ing

Definition of THIRST for Kids

1
:  to feel a need for liquids
2
:  to have a strong desire <They thirst for freedom.>
Medical Dictionary

thirst

noun \ˈthərst\

Medical Definition of THIRST

:  a sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat associated with a desire for liquids; also :  the bodily condition (as of dehydration) that induces this sensation

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