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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.

thirst

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

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.

thirst

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

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.

thirst

(thĭrst)
Desire to drink associated with uncomfortable sensations in mouth and pharynx.
[A.S. thurst]
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