Meaning of thirst

thirst

Pronunciation: (thûrst), [key]
— n.
  1. a sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat caused by need of liquid.
  2. the physical condition resulting from this need, in any of various degrees: They almost died of thirst.
  3. strong or eager desire; craving: a thirst for knowledge.
—v.i.
  1. to feel thirst; be thirsty.
  2. to have a strong desire.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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