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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Athirst  \A*thirst"\,  a.  [OE.  ofthurst  AS  ofpyrsted  p.  p.  of 
  ofpyrstan  pref.  of-,  intensive  +  pyrstan  to  thirst.  See 
  {Thirst}.] 
  1.  Wanting  drink;  thirsty. 
 
  2.  Having  a  keen  appetite  or  desire;  eager;  longing. 
  ``Athirst  for  battle.''  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  athirst 
  adj  :  (usually  followed  by  `for')  extremely  desirous;  "athirst  for 
  knowledge";  "hungry  for  recognition";  "thirsty  for 
  informaton"  [syn:  {athirst(p)},  {hungry(p)},  {thirsty(p)}] 




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