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thirst
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 5
3. Fig.: A want and eager desire after anything; a craving or longing; - usually with for, of, or after; as, the thirst for gold.
4. 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.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To have a thirst for.
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