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English definition of “thirst”

thirst

noun uk   /θɜːst/ us    /θɝːst/

thirst noun (NEED FOR DRINK)

B2 [S or U] a need for something to drink: Hundreds of refugees collapsed from hunger and thirst. I've got a terrible thirst after all that running. I woke up with a thumping headache and a raging (= extreme) thirst.Hungry and thirsty

thirst noun (WISH)

C2 [S] literary a strong wish: He's always had a thirst for adventure.Feelings of desire
(Definition of thirst from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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