A person who needs something to drink has thirst.
- Alberta quenched her thirst with a glass of iced tea.
- Matthew’s satisfies his thirst with Gatorade.
- A person who doesn’t get enough to drink will die of thirst (dehydration).
- Lemonade is a good thirst quencher. (To quench thirst is to satisfy it.)
The word "thirst" is also used when a person has a strong need for an experience:
- Oscar has a real thirst for knowledge.
- He thirsts for knowledge. (This sentence uses "thirst" as a verb, which is hard to do but possible.)
- Olivia has a thirst for adventure.
- Political candidates may have a thirst for power.
- People in business might have a thirst for great wealth.
The word "thirsty" is an adjective.
- The boy was thirsty, so his mother gave him a glass of water.
- Are you thirsty? Would you like something to drink?
- People get thirsty quickly when it’s hot outside.
- I’m thirsty for an ice cold can of Coca Cola.
He’s very thirsty!
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September 20, 2015