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Noun: thirstiness  thurs-tee-nus
  1. A deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a permanent absence of rainfall)
    - aridity, aridness
  2. A physiological need to drink
    - thirst
  3. Strong desire for something (not food or drink)
    "thirstiness for affection";
    - hunger, hungriness, thirst

Type of: desire, drive, dryness, waterlessness, xerotes

Encyclopedia: Thirstiness