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thirsty (comparative thirstier, superlative thirstiest)

  1. Needing to drink.
    After all that work I am really thirsty.
  2. Causing thirst; giving one a need to drink.
    • 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula:
      I had for dinner, or rather supper, a chicken done up some way with red pepper, which was very good but thirsty.
    • 2004, Charlotte Williamson, Vehicle maintenance for women, →ISBN:
      Invest in a water bottle: cycling can be thirsty work.
  3. Craving something.
    I am thirsty for knowledge.
    After the president left office, the nation was thirsty for change.
    1. (slang) Desiring sex.


  • (needing to drink, craving something): athirst (archaic)
  • (needing to drink): parched

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