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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.
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Intensely desirous or interested:
Informal: raring.
Idioms: champing at the bit, ready and willing.
References in classic literature ?
I am lying because I know myself that it is not underground that is better, but something different, quite different, for which I am thirsting, but which I cannot find
Are you thirsting after the truth, are you searching for a meaning to this life?
They painted the Fountain of Life: Christ dying, thirsting on the Cross, as the centerpiece of a great circular fountain, like you might find in a European town square where people came to draw the necessary water for life.