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a sensation, often referred to the mouth and throat, associated with a craving for drink; ordinarily interpreted as a desire for water.
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Suffix indicating thirst.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
-dipsiaCombining form denoting thirst or drinking.
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