thirster


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thirst

 (thûrst)
n.
1.
a. A sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat related to a need or desire to drink.
b. The desire to drink.
2. An insistent desire; a craving: a thirst for knowledge.
intr.v. thirst·ed, thirst·ing, thirsts
1. To feel a need to drink.
2. To have a strong craving; yearn.

[Middle English, from Old English thurst; see ters- in Indo-European roots.]

thirst′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thirster - a person with a strong desire for somethingthirster - a person with a strong desire for something; "a longer for money"; "a thirster after blood"; "a yearner for knowledge"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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