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