Thirst - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |θɜːrst|  American pronunciation of the word thirst
Brit.  |θɜːst|  British pronunciation of the word thirst


- a physiological need to drink
- strong desire for something (not food or drink) (syn: hunger)
a thirst for knowledge


- feel the need to drink
- have a craving, appetite, or great desire for (syn: crave, hunger, lust, starve)

Extra examples

...his thirst for knowledge is evident in his book-filled house... unquenchable thirst for travel that has led her to the far corners of the globe...

I entered, thirsting for the shade which was promised.

Ice water is the only thing that really quenches my thirst (=gets rid of it).

We had worked up a thirst (=done something that made us thirsty), and so we decided to stop for a beer.

Maggie woke up with a raging thirst (=an extremely strong thirst).

Many of the animals had died of thirst.

...corporeal cravings such as hunger and thirst...

...after working all afternoon in the hot sun, I had developed a fearsome thirst...

...this lemonade really quenches my thirst...

...a long drink of water at last satiated my thirst...

The corporate world is plagued by avarice and a thirst for power.

He complained of fearful thirst.

I am parched with thirst.

He stopped and quenched his thirst at a spring.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: thirst
he/she/it: thirsts
present participle: thirsting
past tense: thirsted
past participle: thirsted
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