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Definitions of thirst

  1. have a craving, appetite, or great desire for Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. strong desire for something (not food or drink); "a thirst for knowledge"; "hunger for affection" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. feel the need to drink Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a physiological need to drink Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. To feel thirst; to experience a painful or uneasy sensation of the throat or fauces, as for want of drink. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To have a vehement desire. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To have a thirst for. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Fig.: A want and eager desire after anything; a craving or longing; - usually with for, of, or after; as, the thirst for gold. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A drive stemming from a physiological need for water. Medical Dictionary DB
  11. 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.
  12. To desire to drink. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A desire for drink associated with uncomfortable sensations in the mouth and pharynx; dipsa sitis. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. Craving for water. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  15. 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.
  16. To feel thirst: to desire vehemently. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Desire for drink; vehement desire. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To feel thirst; to long. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To have a thirst for; be thirsty; have eager desire. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Fig.: A want and eager desire after anything; a craving or longing; -- usually with for, of, or after; as, the thirst for gold. mso.anu.edu.au
  26. Fig.: A want and eager desire after anything; a craving or longing; usually with for, of, or after; as, the thirst for gold. dictgcide_fs
  27. th[.e]rst, n. the uneasiness caused by want of drink: vehement desire for drink: eager desire for anything.--v.i. to feel thirst: to desire vehemently.--n. THIRST'ER.--adv. THIRST'ILY.--n. THIRST'INESS.--adj. THIRST'Y, suffering from thirst: dry: parched: vehemently desiring. [A.S. thurst, thyrst; Ger. durst; cf. Gr. tersesthai, L. torr[=e]re, to dry.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. A craving for water or other beverage; a visceral sensation, produced by loss of water from the organism, and representing the demand of the system for the replacement of the loss. na
  29. Suffering caused by want of drink, desire for drink; (fig.) ardent desire, craving, (of, for, after, glory, person\'s blood, &c.); (v.i.) feel t. (now chiefly fig. for, after). Hence thirstless a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. Desire for drink, especially for water. American pocket medical dictionary.
  31. The uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of drink. [Ang.-Sax., old Fris.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  32. n. The desire, uneasiness, or suffering, occasioned by want of drink;-a want and eager desire after any thing;-dryness ; drought; parchedness. Cabinet Dictionary

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