die of/from thirst


: to die because of not having enough fluids in the body

Examples of die of/from thirst in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After the child became ill and wet her mattress, Wenisch’s husband chained her outside their home as punishment and let the child die of thirst in the desert heat. Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2021 As fields go fallow and millions of livestock die of thirst, there is a staggering crisis of hunger in countries throughout the region. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2022 As California and the American West suffer through the worst dry spell in a millennium and municipalities are ordering residents to let their grass die of thirst or rip it out altogether, a lawn evangelist like Baird seems as heretical a sight in Los Angeles as an Angels hat at Dodger Stadium. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2022 Federal prosecutors had accused the woman, from Lohne in Lower Saxony, of standing by in Iraq as her then-husband chained the young Yazidi girl in a courtyard and left her to die of thirst. NBC News, 26 Oct. 2021

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“Die of/from thirst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/die%20of%2Ffrom%20thirst. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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