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"thirst" in British English

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thirstnoun

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 woke up with a pounding headache and a raging (= extreme) thirst. I've got a terrible thirst after all that running.
(Definition of thirst from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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thirstnoun [U]

 us   /θɜrst/
the need or desire to drink something, esp. water: He took a long drink of water to quench his thirst.
A thirst is also a strong desire for something: She slaked her thirst for knowledge by reading everything she could.
(Definition of thirst from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “thirst”
in Korean 갈증…
in Arabic عَطَش…
in Malaysian dahaga, dahagakan…
in French soif…
in Russian жажда…
in Chinese (Traditional) 需要飲水, 渴,口渴…
in Italian sete…
in Turkish susuzluk, susama, susamışlık…
in Polish pragnienie…
in Spanish sed…
in Vietnamese sự khát, niềm khao khát…
in Portuguese sede…
in Thai ความกระหายน้ำ, ความปรารถนา…
in German der Durst…
in Catalan set…
in Japanese のどの渇き…
in Chinese (Simplified) 需要饮水, 渴,口渴…
in Indonesian rasa haus, dahaga…
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