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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 thirst /ˈθɝst/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 thirst /ˈθɝst/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thirst, v. t. To have a thirst for. [R.]
    He seeks his keeper's flesh, and thirsts his blood.   --Prior.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thirst, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thirsted; p. pr. & vb. n. Thirsting.]
 1. To feel thirst; to experience a painful or uneasy sensation of the throat or fauces, as for want of drink.
    The people thirsted there for water.   --Ex. xvii. 3.
 2. To have a vehement desire.
    My soul thirsteth for . . . the living God.   --Ps. xlii. 2.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thirst n.
 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.
    Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us, and our children . . . with thirst?   --Ex. xvii. 3.
    With thirst, with cold, with hunger so confounded.   --Chaucer.
 2. Fig.: A want and eager desire after anything; a craving or longing; -- usually with for, of, or after; as, the thirst for gold. Thirst of worldy good.” --Fairfax. “The thirst I had of knowledge.” --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a physiological need to drink
      2: strong desire for something (not food or drink); "a thirst
         for knowledge"; "hunger for affection" [syn: hunger]
      v 1: feel the need to drink
      2: have a craving, appetite, or great desire for [syn: crave,
          hunger, starve, lust]