- 1needing or wanting to drink We were hungry and thirsty. Digging is thirsty work (= makes you thirsty).
- 2thirsty for something having a strong desire for something He is thirsty for power.
- 3(of plants, fields, etc.) dry; in need of water
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NAmE//ˈθərstəli//adverb Paul drank thirstily.