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English definition of “thirst”

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thirst

noun [no plural]
 
/θɜːst/
the feeling that you want to drink something
Translations of “thirst”
in Korean 갈증…
in Arabic عَطَش…
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 Spanish sed…
in Portuguese sede…
in German der Durst…
in Catalan set…
in Japanese のどの渇き…
in Chinese (Simplified) 需要饮水, 渴,口渴…
(Definition of thirst from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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