thirst

  1. a physiological need to drink
  2. strong desire for something (not food or drink)

Thirst

Thirst is the craving for fluids, resulting in the basic instinct of animals to drink. It is an essential mechanism involved in fluid balance. It arises from a lack of fluids or an increase in the concentration of certain osmolites, such as salt. If the water volume of the body falls below a certain threshold or the osmolite concentration becomes ...
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Thirst

• (n.) To feel thirst; to experience a painful or uneasy sensation of the throat or fauces, as for want of drink. • (n.) 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 membr...
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thirst

(from the article `sensory reception, human`) ...system that are sensitive to carbon dioxide gas in the blood or to changes in blood pressure; and there are receptors in the digestive tract that ... ...are unlearned and common to both animals and humans; and secondary, or learned, motives, which can differ from animal to animal and pers...
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thirst

(thurst) a sensation, often referred to the mouth and throat, associated with a craving for drink; ordinarily interpreted as a desire for water.
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thirst

thirstiness noun a physiological need to drink
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Thirst

Thirst noun [ Middle English thirst , þurst , Anglo-Saxon þurst , þyrst ; akin to Dutch dorst , Old Saxon thurst , German durst , Icelandic þorsti , Swedish & Danish törst , Goth. þaúrstei thirst,...
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Thirst

Thirst transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Thirsted ; present participle & verbal noun Thirsting .] [ Anglo-Saxon þyrstan . See Thirst , noun ] 1. To feel thirst; to experien...
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Thirst

Thirst transitive verb To have a thirst for. [ R.] « He seeks his keeper's flesh, and thirsts his blood.» Prior.
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thirst

thirst, sensation indicating the body's need for water. Dry or salty food and dry, dusty air may induce such a sensation by depleting moisture in the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat. Relief through ingestion of water is only temporary, however, if thirst results from a generalized depletion...
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thirst

Type: Term Pronunciation: thĭrst Definitions: 1. A desire to drink associated with uncomfortable sensations in the mouth and pharynx.
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thirst

[n] - a physiological need to drink 2. [v] - feel the need to drink
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