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1‘I need a drink—I'm dying of thirst’
2‘his thirst for knowledge’
craving, strong desire, longing, yearning, avidity, hunger, voracity, keenness, eagerness, lust, appetite, passion, love
itch, fancy, hankering
archaic appetency, appetence
1‘she thirsted for power’
crave, want, covet, desire, hunger after, hunger for, lust after, lust for, hanker after, hanker for, have one's heart set on
wish, long, have a longing, yearn, be hungry, be itching, pant, be desperate, be consumed with desire
informal have a yen, be dying
archaic be athirst
be averse to
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