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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Thirsty \Thirst"y\, adjective [Compar. {Thirstier}; superl. {Thirstiest}.] [AS. ?urstig. See {Thirst}, noun]

1. Feeling thirst; having a painful or distressing sensation from want of drink; hence, having an eager desire.

Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink, for I am thirsty. --Judges iv. 19.

2. Deficient in moisture; dry; parched.

A dry and thirsty land, where no water is. --Ps. lxiii. 1.

When in the sultry glebe I faint, Or on the thirsty mountain pant. --Addison.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

thirsty

adjective

1: needing moisture; "thirsty fields under a rainless sky"

2: feeling a need or desire to drink; "after playing hard the children were thirsty" [ant: {hungry}]

3: (usually followed by 'for') extremely desirous; "athirst for knowledge"; "hungry for recognition"; "thirsty for informaton" [syn: {athirst(p)}, {hungry(p)}, {thirsty(p)}]

4: able to take in large quantities of moisture; "thirsty towels"


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