Thirst \Thirst\, v. t. To have a thirst for. [R.] [1913 Webster]

He seeks his keeper's flesh, and thirsts his blood. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Thirst — is the craving for liquids, resulting in the basic instinct of humans or animals to drink. It is an essential mechanism involved in fluid balance. It arises from a lack of fluids and/or an increase in the concentration of certain osmolites such… …   Wikipedia

  • Thirst — (th[ e]rst), n. [OE. thirst, [thorn]urst, AS. [thorn]urst, [thorn]yrst; akin to D. dorst, OS. thurst, G. durst, Icel. [thorn]orsti, Sw. & Dan. t[ o]rst, Goth. [thorn]a[ u]rstei thirst, [thorn]a[ u]rsus dry, withered, [thorn]a[ u]rsie[thorn] mik I …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thirst — Données clés Titre original 박쥐 (Bakjwi) Réalisation Park Chan wook Scénario Park Chan wook Seo Gyeong Jeong, d après Thérèse Raquin d Émile Zola Acteurs principaux Song Kang ho Kim Ok bin Shin Ha kyun …   Wikipédia en Français

  • thirst — thirst·er; thirst·i·ly; thirst·i·ness; thirst·less; thirst·less·ness; thirst; …   English syllables

  • Thirst — Thirst, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thirsted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thirsting}.] [AS. [thorn]yrstan. See {Thirst}, n.] 1. To feel thirst; to experience a painful or uneasy sensation of the throat or fauces, as for want of drink. [1913 Webster] The people… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thirst — ► NOUN 1) a feeling of needing or wanting to drink. 2) lack of the liquid needed to sustain life. 3) (thirst for) a strong desire for. ► VERB 1) archaic feel a need to drink. 2) (thirst for/after …   English terms dictionary

  • thirst — [thʉrst] n. [ME < OE thurst, akin to Ger durst < IE base * ters , to dry > L torrere, to parch, torridus, torrid, terra, earth] 1. the uncomfortable or distressful feeling caused by a desire or need for water and characterized generally… …   English World dictionary

  • thirst — index desire, need (deprivation) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • thirst — vb hunger, pine, yearn, *long, hanker Analogous words: covet, crave, *desire, wish, want …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • thirst — [n] craving (especially for liquid) appetite, aridity, desire, drought, dryness, eagerness, hankering, hunger, keenness, longing, lust, passion, thirstiness, yearning, yen; concepts 20,709 …   New thesaurus

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