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Meaning of THIRSTY

Pronunciation:  'thurstee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  able to take in large quantities of moisture; "thirsty towels"
  2. [adj]  feeling a need or desire to drink; "after playing hard the children were thirsty"
  3. [adj]  needing moisture; "thirsty fields under a rainless sky"
 

THIRSTY is a 7 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: absorbent, absorptive, dry
 
 Antonyms: hungry
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Thirst"y\, a. [Compar. {Thirstier}; superl.
{Thirstiest}.] [AS. [thorn]urstig. See {Thirst}, n.]
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.

 

 

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