thirst


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

thirst

noun \ˈthərst\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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