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Meaning of “thirst” in the English Dictionary

"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 ​refugeescollapsed from ​hunger and thirst. I ​woke up with a ​poundingheadache 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 ​longdrink of ​water to ​quench his thirst. A thirst is also a ​strongdesire 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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