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thirst

thirst

 
pronunciation:
thuhrst
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a dry feeling in the mouth or throat that is caused by the need or desire to drink.
similar words:
dehydration
definition 2: any strong desire.
Mary has a thirst for good books.
synonyms:
hunger
similar words:
appetite, desire, greed, itch, longing, lust, taste, want, yen
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: thirsted, thirsting, thirsts
definition 1: to feel thirsty.
The farm workers thirsted for a cold drink after being in the sun for hours.
definition 2: to have a strong desire.
Jane thirsted for peace and quiet in her busy life.
synonyms:
hunger
similar words:
desire, hanker, long, lust, want
Word Builder: thirst +
  • thirsty:
    feeling thirst.
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