thirsty

adjective \ ˈthər-stē \

Definition of thirsty

thirstier; thirstiest
1 a :feeling thirst
b :deficient in moisture :parched
  • thirsty land
c :highly absorbent
  • thirsty towels
2 :having a strong desire :avid
  • thirsty for knowledge

thirstiness

play \-stē-nəs\ noun

Examples of thirsty in a Sentence

  1. The salty food was making her thirsty.

  2. struggling to survive in that hot and thirsty climate

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First Known Use of thirsty

before 12th century


THIRSTY Defined for English Language Learners

thirsty

adjective

Definition of thirsty for English Language Learners

  • : having an uncomfortable feeling because you need something to drink : feeling thirst

  • : needing water

  • : feeling a strong desire or need for something


THIRSTY Defined for Kids

thirsty

adjective \ ˈthər-stē \

Definition of thirsty for Students

thirstier; thirstiest
1 :feeling a need for liquids
2 :needing moisture
  • thirsty crops
3 :having a strong desire :eager
  • The stray dog was thirsty for affection.

thirstily

\ˈthər-stə-lē\ adverb

Medical Dictionary

thirsty

adjective \ ˈthər-stē \

medical Definition of thirsty

thirstier; thirstiest
:feeling thirst


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