Definition of athirst in English:

athirst

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Pronunciation: /əˈθəːst
 
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adjective

[predic.] archaic
  • 1Thirsty.
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    • … he always thought that God in his goodness had created the plant to give drink to such as were athirst on a hot and toilsome march and so he looked with gratitude and admiration on its representative in Canada.
    • I took also a handful of dried apples, most of which I gave to Shagg, for I was still athirst despite the cold, and could not swallow them.
  • 1.1Very eager to get something: she was athirst for news
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    • He believed that the respect in which these journals were held by a reading public athirst for good commentary would cause a very undesirable public indignation in the event of their suppression.
    • Baxter's life was a sermon, demonstrating, explaining, and applying the text, ‘my soul is athirst for God’.
    • You are probably athirst with romantic desire.

Origin

Old English ofthyrst, shortened from ofthyrsted, past participle of ofthyrstan 'be thirsty'.

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