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

before 1000; Middle English athurst, ofthurst, Old English ofthyrst, past participle of ofthyrstan. See a-2, thirst Unabridged
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athirst (əˈθɜːst)
1.  (often foll by for) having an eager desire; longing
2.  archaic thirsty

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Its libertarian side reached out to those with athirst for knowledge, moral commitment, and meaning.
And he stood straining as one athirst, but he might not attain to the water to drink of it.
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