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athirst

[ uh-thurst ]
/ əˈθɜrst /
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adjective

having a keen desire; eager (often followed by for): She has long been athirst for European travel.
Archaic. thirsty.

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Origin of athirst

before 1000; Middle English athurst, ofthurst,Old English ofthyrst, past participle of ofthyrstan.See a-2, thirst
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British Dictionary definitions for athirst

athirst
/ (əˈθɜːst) /

adjective (postpositive)

(often foll by for) having an eager desire; longing
archaic thirsty
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