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thirst

 [therst]
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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thirst

(thĭrst),
A desire to drink associated with uncomfortable sensations in the mouth and pharynx.
[A.S. thurst]
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thirst

(thûrst)
n.
a. A sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat related to a need or desire to drink.
b. The desire to drink.

thirst′er n.
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thirst

(thĭrst)
A desire to drink associated with uncomfortable sensations in the mouth and pharynx.
[A.S. thurst]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

thirst

The strong desire to drink, arising from water shortage (dehydration) causing an increased concentration of substances dissolved in the blood. This change is monitored by nerve receptors in the HYPOTHALAMUS in the brain, and thirst is induced by a nerve reflex.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

thirst

(thĭrst)
Desire to drink associated with uncomfortable sensations in mouth and pharynx.
[A.S. thurst]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012