thirst

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Pronunciation[change]

  • enPR: thûrst
  • (UK) IPA: /θɜːst/
  • (US) IPA: /θɝst/
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Noun[change]

Singular
thirst

Plural
thirsts

  1. (uncountable) Thirst is the feeling that you want to drink.
    She took a long drink to ease her thirst.
    All that work has given me a thirst.
  2. (uncountable) Thirst is the state of not having enough to drink.
    When the river stopped running, the animals began to die of thirst.
    During the war, many suffered from hunger and thirst.
  3. (countable) If you have a thirst for something, you want a lot of it regularly.
    Their thirst for knowledge was too much for the small school library.

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