Thirsted
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 thirsted there for water. --Ex. xvii. 3. [1913 Webster]

2. To have a vehement desire. [1913 Webster]

My soul thirsteth for . . . the living God. --Ps. xlii. 2. [1913 Webster]


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