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Definition of "thirst" []

  • A sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat related to a need or desire to drink. (noun)
  • The desire to drink. (noun)
  • An insistent desire; a craving: a thirst for knowledge. (noun)
  • To feel a need to drink. (verb-intransitive)
  • To have a strong craving; yearn. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thirst" in a sentence
  • "Zoretti was an Italian nobleman -- "one of those characters in whose bosom resides an unquenchable thirst of avarice" [ "_thirst_ of _avarice_" is good!], etc."
  • ""'Hunger and thirst after righteousness' -- I do desire it -- I do not '_hunger and thirst_.'"
  • "The word "thirst, " rhyming with "first" may make you think of the first water you drank in a certain place or with a certain person."