thirst|y [ˈθə:sti US ˈθə:r-] adj comparative thirstier superlative thirstiest
1.) feeling that you want or need a drink
→↑thirst, hungry ↑hungry
Can I have a glass of water? I'm really thirsty.
He'd been working in the garden and was very hot and thirsty.
All this digging is thirsty work (=work that makes you want a drink) .
2.) literary having a strong desire for something
thirsty for
a generation thirsty for change
3.) fields or plants that are thirsty need water
>thirstily adv

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