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Definitions of thirst

  1. To experience a painful sensation for want of drink; to have a vehement desire for anything. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To have a thirst for; be thirsty; have eager desire. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To have a thirst for. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To desire to drink. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To feel thirst: to desire vehemently. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. have a craving, appetite, or great desire for Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. feel the need to drink Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To feel the want of a liquid, as water; to suffer from the want of drink; to have a vehement desire for a thing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. a physiological need to drink Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. A sensation of dryness in the throat associated with a craving for liquids, produced by deprivation of drink, or by some other cause (as fear, excitement, etc.) which arrests the secretion of the pharyngeal mucous membrane; hence, the condition producing this sensation. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To feel thirst; to experience a painful or uneasy sensation of the throat or fauces, as for want of drink. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To have a vehement desire. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Great desire for drink; drought; eager wish; as, a thirst for knowledge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. The uneasiness caused by want of drink: vehement desire for drink: eager desire for anything. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Desire for drink; vehement desire. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. A sensation calling for relief by drinking; also, any eager desire or longing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A painful sensation of the throat or fauces, occasioned by the want of drink; vehement desire of drink; eager desire for anything; dryness; drought. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. The sensation of a desire for swallowing a liquid, as water; a painful sense caused by the want of drink; eager desire after a thing wanted; vehement eagerness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for thirst

  1. He was not at all certain that Bland would do so in the face of temptations,- such as hunger and thirst but it seemed a shabby trick to play him nevertheless. – The Thunder Bird by B. M. Bower
  2. Then she drew a deep breath- in the eagerness of her thirst she had not stopped to breathe- and put down the bowl. – Heidi by Johanna Spyri
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