Etymology
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thirsty (adj.)

Old English þurstig "thirsty, greedy;" see thirst (n.) + -y (2). Related: Thirstily; thirstiness. Similar formation in Old Frisian, Dutch dorstig, German durstig.

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Definitions of thirsty

thirsty (adj.)
(usually followed by `for') extremely desirous;
thirsty for information
Synonyms: athirst / hungry
thirsty (adj.)
needing moisture;
thirsty fields under a rainless sky
thirsty (adj.)
feeling a need or desire to drink;
after playing hard the children were thirsty
thirsty (adj.)
able to take in large quantities of moisture;
thirsty towels
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