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Definition of Thirst

Thirst

  1. A sensation of dryness in the throat associated with a craving for liquids, produced by deprivation of drink, or by some other cause (as fear, excitement, etc.) which arrests the secretion of the pharyngeal mucous membrane; hence, the condition producing this sensation.
  2. Fig.: A want and eager desire after anything; a craving or longing; -- usually with for, of, or after; as, the thirst for gold.
  3. To feel thirst; to experience a painful or uneasy sensation of the throat or fauces, as for want of drink.
  4. To have a vehement desire.
  5. To have a thirst for.

Thirst Quotations

I thank God that I'm a product of my parents. That they infected me with their intelligence and energy for life, with their thirst for knowledge and their love. I'm grateful that I know where I come from.
Shakira

As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.
Hans Selye

I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.
Giuseppe Garibaldi

No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
Eugene Ionesco

You should not see the desert simply as some faraway place of little rain. There are many forms of thirst.
William Langewiesche
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Thirst Translations

thirst in Dutch is dorst
thirst in French is soif
thirst in Italian is sete
thirst in Latin is sitis
thirst in Portuguese is sede
thirst in Spanish is sed
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