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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.

thirst noun (WISH)

C2 [S] literary a strong wish: He's always had a thirst for adventure.
Translations of “thirst”
in Arabic عَطَش…
in Korean 갈증…
in Malaysian dahaga, dahagakan…
in French soif…
in Turkish susuzluk, susama, susamışlık…
in Italian sete…
in Chinese (Traditional) 需要飲水, 渴,口渴…
in Russian жажда…
in Polish pragnienie…
in Vietnamese sự khát, niềm khao khát…
in Spanish sed…
in Portuguese sede…
in Thai ความกระหายน้ำ, ความปรารถนา…
in German der Durst…
in Catalan set…
in Japanese のどの渇き…
in Indonesian rasa haus, dahaga…
in Chinese (Simplified) 需要饮水, 渴,口渴…
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