One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the boys were hot and thirsty’
longing for a drink, in need of a drink, dry, dehydrated
informal parched, gasping
British informal spitting feathers
NZ Australian informal spitting chips
rare athirst, thirstful, droughty, sitient
2‘the thirsty soil’
dry, arid, dried out, dried up, as dry as a bone, parched, baked, desiccated, waterless, moistureless
3‘his wife was thirsty for power’
eager, hungry, greedy, thirsting, consumed with desire, avid, craving, longing, yearning, lusting, burning, desirous, hankering, itching
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