A sensation of dryness in the throat associated with a craving for liquids, produced by deprivation of drink, or by some other cause (as fear, excitement, etc.) which arrests the secretion of the pharyngeal mucous membrane; hence, the condition producing this sensation.
- A sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat related to a need or desire to drink.
- The desire to drink.
- An insistent desire; a craving: a thirst for knowledge.
- To feel a need to drink.
- To have a strong craving; yearn.