Pronunciation: (thûrst), [key]
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.
1. to feel thirst; be thirsty.
2. to have a strong desire.
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