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(Medicine) The process of removing fluids or gases from the body with a suction device.
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  1. (Medicine) The process of removing fluids or gases from the body with a suction device.
  2. A speech sound produced with an aspirate.
  3. The act of drawing something, as liquid or a foreign object, into the respiratory tract when taking a breath.
A craving; yearning
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  1. A craving; yearning
Strong desire; yearning
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  1. Strong desire; yearning
  2. A strong persistent yearning or desire, especially one that cannot be fulfilled.
Deep or anxious longing, desire, etc.
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  1. Deep or anxious longing, desire, etc.
  2. A persistent, often melancholy desire; a longing:
  3. A wistful or melancholy longing.
An intense and prolonged desire; yearning or appetite, as for affection or a food or drug
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  1. An intense and prolonged desire; yearning or appetite, as for affection or a food or drug
  2. A consuming desire; a yearning.
The state of being solicitous; care or concern, as for the well-being of another.
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  1. The state of being solicitous; care or concern, as for the well-being of another.
  2. The state of being solicitous; care, concern, etc.; sometimes, excessive care or concern
  3. A cause of concern:
A preconceived liking; partiality or preference (for)
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  1. A preconceived liking; partiality or preference (for)
  2. Condition of favoring or liking; tendency towards; proclivity; predisposition.
  3. A special liking for something; a preference.
Keen interest or enthusiasm:
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  1. Keen interest or enthusiasm:
  2. Strong desire or craving:
Preference or taste
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  1. Preference or taste
  2. A feeling of attraction or love; fondness:
  3. A like; a predilection.
Any action, practice, or thing, toward which one is inclined
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  1. Any action, practice, or thing, toward which one is inclined
  2. A characteristic disposition or tendency to act in a certain way; a propensity:
  3. A particular disposition or bent of mind; bias; tendency
A pickled condiment, as for use on hot dogs or hamburgers, usually consisting of finely chopped pickled cucumbers with spices, sugar, vinegar, etc.
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  1. A pickled condiment, as for use on hot dogs or hamburgers, usually consisting of finely chopped pickled cucumbers with spices, sugar, vinegar, etc.
  2. That which is used to impart a flavor; specifically, something taken with food to render it more palatable or to stimulate the appetite; a condiment.
  3. Something that lends pleasure or zest:
The act of one who pines.
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An irritating skin sensation causing a desire to scratch.
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  1. An irritating skin sensation causing a desire to scratch.
  2. A restless desire or craving for something:
  3. An irritating sensation on the skin that makes one want to scratch the affected part
Something that excites:
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  1. Something that excites:
  2. The condition of being excited.
  3. An exciting or being excited; agitation
Excessive and uncontrollable desire by a man for sexual intercourse
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  1. Excessive and uncontrollable desire by a man for sexual intercourse
  2. A level of sexual interest or activity considered to be excessive; hypersexuality. Used of a man.
A lecher:
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  1. A lecher:
  2. A river rising in western Austria and flowing about 265 km (165 mi) generally north to the Danube River in southern Germany.
  3. A lecherous desire
To strive toward an end or condition:
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  1. To strive toward an end or condition:
  2. (Intransitive) To hope or dream; especially to hope or work towards a profession or occupation (followed by to as a preposition or infinitive particle).
  3. To be ambitious (to get or do something, esp. something grand); seek (after)
To wish to see or speak with (someone)
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  1. To wish to see or speak with (someone)
  2. To have a need or lack
  3. To have an inclination toward; like:
The act of wishing; felt or expressed desire for something
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  1. The act of wishing; felt or expressed desire for something
  2. Something wished for
  3. Something desired or longed for:
Something desired:
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  1. Something desired:
  2. A wish or desire for something; craving
  3. A personification of want.
A motif in art, literature, or music.
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  1. A motif in art, literature, or music.
  2. Some inner drive, impulse, intention, etc. that causes a person to do something or act in a certain way; incentive; goal
  3. An emotion, desire, physiological need, or similar impulse that acts as an incitement to action.
A document spelling out what is to be done with the person’s (testator’s) belongings after she has died. Such document has no force while the person is alive and may be altered or revoked at any time, but becomes applicable at the time of the testator’s death to whatever the conditions of the estate are at the time of death. The difference between a deed and a will is that a deed passes an interest upon delivery, while a will is effective only on death.
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  1. A document spelling out what is to be done with the person’s (testator’s) belongings after she has died. Such document has no force while the person is alive and may be altered or revoked at any time, but becomes applicable at the time of the testator’s death to whatever the conditions of the estate are at the time of death. The difference between a deed and a will is that a deed passes an interest upon delivery, while a will is effective only on death.
  2. Bearing or attitude toward others; disposition:
  3. The particular desire, purpose, pleasure, choice, etc. of a certain person or group
An involuntary tendency to perform a given activity; an instinct:
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  1. An involuntary tendency to perform a given activity; an instinct:
  2. An impulse to do a certain thing; impelling influence or force, esp. an inner drive
  3. An impulse that prompts action or effort:
Intense heat; fire
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  1. Intense heat; fire
  2. Emotional warmth; passion
  3. Intensity of emotion, especially strong desire, enthusiasm, or devotion.
An innate inclination; a tendency.
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  1. An innate inclination; a tendency.
  2. A natural inclination or tendency; bent
  3. A tendency, preference, or attraction.
Something imagined or invented by the mind:
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  1. Something imagined or invented by the mind:
  2. The enthusiasts or fans of a sport or pursuit considered as a group.
  3. An inclination, liking, or fondness, often transient
Excessive desire for getting or having, esp. wealth; desire for more than one needs or deserves; avarice; cupidity
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  1. Excessive desire for getting or having, esp. wealth; desire for more than one needs or deserves; avarice; cupidity
Excessive desire, especially for wealth; covetousness or avarice.
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  1. Excessive desire, especially for wealth; covetousness or avarice.
  2. Excessive desire for something, esp. for wealth; avarice; greed
Such a persistent idea, desire, emotion, etc., esp. one that cannot be gotten rid of by reasoning
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  1. Such a persistent idea, desire, emotion, etc., esp. one that cannot be gotten rid of by reasoning
  2. The act of an evil spirit in possessing or ruling a person
  3. (Psychiatry) A pattern of unwanted or intrusive thoughts or urges that recur persistently, often accompanied by symptoms of anxiety.
A state of violent mental agitation or wild excitement.
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  1. A state of violent mental agitation or wild excitement.
  2. Temporary madness or delirium.
  3. Wild or frantic outburst of feeling or action
An exaggerated enthusiasm; mania
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  1. An exaggerated enthusiasm; mania
  2. A short-lived popular fashion; a fad.
  3. Something that is currently the fashion; fad
An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire:
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  1. An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire:
  2. (Psychiatry) An abnormal psychological state characterized by symptoms such as elation, high energy and activity level, racing thoughts, irritability, and rapid speech, typically occurring in people with bipolar disorder.
  3. Wild or violent mental disorder; specif., the manic phase of bipolar affective disorder, characterized generally by abnormal excitability, exaggerated feelings of well-being, flight of ideas, excessive activity, etc.
An instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink.
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  1. An instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink.
  2. A desire to satisfy some craving of the body; specif., a desire for food, or, sometimes, a desire for some specific food
  3. A strong wish or urge:
A strong desire or craving:
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  1. A strong desire or craving:
  2. The discomfort, weakness, or pain caused by a prolonged lack of food.
  3. A desire, need, or appetite for food
Any strong desire; craving
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  1. Any strong desire; craving
  2. The desire to drink.
  3. A sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat related to a need or desire to drink.
Any one of the emotions, as hate, grief, love, fear, joy, etc.
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  1. Any one of the emotions, as hate, grief, love, fear, joy, etc.
  2. An artistic work, as an oratorio or a play, based on these narratives
  3. Strong love or affection
The gravitational force exerted by one body on another.
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  1. The gravitational force exerted by one body on another.
  2. (Physics) The mutual action by which bodies or particles of matter tend to draw together or cohere
  3. Anything that attracts or is meant to attract
The state of being rapacious; extreme gluttony
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The quality of being fond
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  1. The quality of being fond
  2. Tender or doting affection
  3. An inclination; taste
A natural propensity or inclination; a predisposition:
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  1. A natural propensity or inclination; a predisposition:
  2. A natural or habitual tendency or inclination, esp. toward something discreditable
Quality of being ravenous.
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The state of being voracious; rapacity or extreme gluttony
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The act of one who grasps or covets.
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  1. The act of one who grasps or covets.
Intent concentration on or exaggerated enthusiasm for a single subject or idea.
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  1. Intent concentration on or exaggerated enthusiasm for a single subject or idea.
  2. Pathological obsession with one idea or subject.
The enlarged, saclike portion of the digestive tract, one of the principal organs of digestion, located in vertebrates between the esophagus and the small intestine.
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  1. The enlarged, saclike portion of the digestive tract, one of the principal organs of digestion, located in vertebrates between the esophagus and the small intestine.
  2. Desire or inclination of any kind
  3. A desire or inclination, especially for something difficult or unpleasant:
The basic monetary unit of Japan
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  1. The basic monetary unit of Japan
  2. A strong desire or inclination; a yearning or craving.
The state of being asked for or wanted; demand
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  1. The state of being asked for or wanted; demand
  2. Something asked for
An instance of such longing or desire:
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  1. An instance of such longing or desire:
  2. (Archaic) Trust; reliance
  3. (Christianity) The theological virtue defined as the desire and search for a future good, difficult but not impossible to attain with God's help.
Something desired:
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  1. Something desired:
  2. A wish or desire for something; craving
  3. A personification of want.
An overwhelming desire or craving:
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  1. An overwhelming desire or craving:
  2. Intense enthusiasm; zest
  3. A desire to gratify the senses; bodily appetite
A strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust.
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  1. A strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust.
Strong love or affection
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  1. Strong love or affection
  2. An artistic work, as an oratorio or a play, based on these narratives
  3. Extreme, compelling emotion; intense emotional drive or excitement
An involuntary tendency to perform a given activity; an instinct:
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  1. An involuntary tendency to perform a given activity; an instinct:
  2. An impulse that prompts action or effort:
  3. An impulse to do a certain thing; impelling influence or force, esp. an inner drive
The discomfort, pain, or weakness caused by a need for food
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  1. The discomfort, pain, or weakness caused by a need for food
  2. A strong desire or craving:
  3. The discomfort, weakness, or pain caused by a prolonged lack of food.
Any strong desire or craving
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  1. Any strong desire or craving
  2. A strong wish or urge:
  3. A desire to satisfy some craving of the body; specif., a desire for food, or, sometimes, a desire for some specific food
Strong attraction; charm; allure
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  1. Strong attraction; charm; allure
  2. The capability of eliciting intense interest or of being very attractive.
  3. An intensely interesting, attractive quality or trait.
An infatuating or being infatuated
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  1. An infatuating or being infatuated
  2. The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly; that which infatuates.
  3. An unreasoning love or attraction.
Great warmth and intensity of emotion.
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  1. Great warmth and intensity of emotion.
  2. Intense heat.
The state or quality of being amorous.
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  1. The state or quality of being amorous.
Sexual desire.
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  1. Sexual desire.
  2. (Psychoanalysis) Instinctive psychic energy, specif. sexual energy, manifested variously at different stages of personality development
  3. The psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives.
A lecherous act.
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  1. A lecherous act.
  2. Unrestrained, excessive indulgence of sexual desires; gross sensuality; lewdness
  3. Excessive interest in or indulgence in sexual activity.
The state or characteristic of being lascivious.
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  1. The state or characteristic of being lascivious.
The quality of being prurient.
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A lascivious attitude
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  1. A lascivious attitude
  2. Persistent, usually painful erection of the penis, especially as a consequence of disease and not related to sexual arousal.
  3. A pathological condition characterized by persistent erection of the penis, esp. without sexual excitement
The state or characteristic of being salacious.
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  1. The state or characteristic of being salacious.
The property of being lecherous.
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Eroticism.
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Sexual instincts or desire
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  1. Sexual instincts or desire
  2. Sexual excitement or behavior
  3. Erotic quality or character
(Psychiatry) A delusional, romantic preoccupation with another person, often a public figure.
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  1. (Psychiatry) A delusional, romantic preoccupation with another person, often a public figure.
  2. Abnormally strong sexual desire
  3. Excessive sexual desire.
Excessive and uncontrollable desire by a woman for sexual intercourse
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  1. Excessive and uncontrollable desire by a woman for sexual intercourse
  2. A level of sexual interest or activity considered to be excessive; hypersexuality. Used of a woman.
A regularly recurring period in female mammals other than humans during which the animal is sexually receptive. Estrus occurs around the time of ovulation.
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  1. A regularly recurring period in female mammals other than humans during which the animal is sexually receptive. Estrus occurs around the time of ovulation.
  2. The periodic state of sexual excitement in the female of most mammals, excluding humans, that immediately precedes ovulation and during which the female is most receptive to mating; heat.
  3. The periodic sexual excitement of most female placental mammals, corresponding to rut in males; heat
A regularly recurring condition of fertility during which breeding occurs in certain mammals, especially deer and various other ungulates:
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  1. A regularly recurring condition of fertility during which breeding occurs in certain mammals, especially deer and various other ungulates:
  2. A fixed routine, procedure, line of conduct, thought or feeling (See also rutter)
  3. The periodic sexual excitement, or heat, of certain mammals: applied esp. to males, often specif. to those male ruminants in which it occurs once a year
A degree of warmth or hotness:
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  1. A degree of warmth or hotness:
  2. The most intense or active stage:
  3. (Slang) Adverse comments or hostile criticism:
To wish to see or speak with (someone)
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  1. To wish to see or speak with (someone)
  2. To have a need or lack
  3. To be inclined or desirous; wish:
To ask for earnestly; beg
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  1. To ask for earnestly; beg
  2. To have an intense desire for something
  3. To be in great need of
To wish for (something) longingly.
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  1. To wish for (something) longingly.
  2. To feel strong or immoderate desire for (that which is another's).
  3. To want ardently (esp., something that another person has); long for with envy
To imagine or suppose:
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  1. To imagine or suppose:
  2. To believe something without being sure; suppose
  3. To take a romantic interest in (someone):
To wish to have or see happen.
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  1. To wish to have or see happen.
  2. To want; miss; need
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  1. To request
  2. (Idiomatic) To increase the likelihood of something by persisting in some action; to invite.
To try to locate or discover; search for:
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  1. To try to locate or discover; search for:
  2. To try to get or find out by asking or searching
  3. To inquire for; request:
To ask or seek earnestly or pleadingly; appeal to or for
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  1. To ask or seek earnestly or pleadingly; appeal to or for
  2. To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application:
  3. To approach or accost (a person) with an offer of sex in exchange for payment.
To decide or prefer
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  1. To decide or prefer
  2. To select from a number of possible alternatives; decide on and pick out:
  3. To have the desire or wish; please
To feel about; regard:
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  1. To feel about; regard:
  2. To be so inclined; choose
  3. To want to have:
Used to make a polite request.
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  1. Used to make a polite request.
  2. To give satisfaction or pleasure; be agreeable:
  3. To have the will or wish; like [to do as one pleases]
To wish; desire:
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  1. To wish; desire:
  2. To have as the object of one's will; desire; want
  3. Used to indicate intention:
To request or order
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  1. To request or order
  2. To have or feel a desire:
  3. To have a longing for; want; desire; crave
To have or give dull, steady pain
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  1. To have or give dull, steady pain
  2. To feel sympathy, pity, etc. (for)
  3. To yearn or long:
To wish for (something) longingly.
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  1. To wish for (something) longingly.
  2. To feel strong or immoderate desire for (that which is another's).
  3. To want ardently (esp., something that another person has); long for with envy
To have a strong, often restless desire.
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  1. To have a strong, often restless desire.
  2. To crave, long, or yearn
At a much earlier or a much later time than the time indicated; remotely
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  1. At a much earlier or a much later time than the time indicated; remotely
  2. To feel a strong yearning; wish earnestly
  3. Beyond a given boundary, limit, or goal:
To give off loud puffs, especially while moving.
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  1. To give off loud puffs, especially while moving.
  2. To feel strong desire; yearn eagerly
  3. To long demonstratively; yearn:
To waste (away) through grief, pain, longing, etc.
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  1. To waste (away) through grief, pain, longing, etc.
  2. To have an intense longing or desire; yearn
  3. To feel a lingering, often nostalgic desire.
To have a need or lack
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  1. To have a need or lack
  2. To desire; wish or long
  3. To be inclined or desirous; wish:
To have a desire; long; yearn
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  1. To have a desire; long; yearn
  2. To have or feel a desire:
  3. To long for; want.
To be filled with longing or desire
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  1. To be filled with longing or desire
  2. To have a strong, often sad longing:
  3. To feel deep pity, sympathy, or tenderness:
To develop or improve
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  1. To develop or improve
  2. To yearn; long
  3. To perfect or make more intense or effective:
A tendency or propensity.
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  1. A tendency or propensity.
  2. A natural attraction or affinity.
  3. A strong craving or desire.
(Now Rare) An instinctive tendency; propensity
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  1. (Now Rare) An instinctive tendency; propensity
  2. A natural attraction; affinity
  3. A strong desire; craving; appetite
An instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink.
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  1. An instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink.
  2. A desire to satisfy some craving of the body; specif., a desire for food, or, sometimes, a desire for some specific food
  3. A strong wish or urge:
An intense and prolonged desire; yearning or appetite, as for affection or a food or drug
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  1. An intense and prolonged desire; yearning or appetite, as for affection or a food or drug
  2. A consuming desire; a yearning.
A strong desire or craving:
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  1. A strong desire or craving:
  2. The discomfort, weakness, or pain caused by a prolonged lack of food.
  3. The discomfort, pain, or weakness caused by a need for food
An irritating skin sensation causing a desire to scratch.
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  1. An irritating skin sensation causing a desire to scratch.
  2. A restless desire or craving for something:
  3. An irritating sensation on the skin that makes one want to scratch the affected part
Strong desire; yearning
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  1. Strong desire; yearning
  2. A strong persistent yearning or desire, especially one that cannot be fulfilled.
An overwhelming desire or craving:
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  1. An overwhelming desire or craving:
  2. Excessive sexual desire, esp. as seeking unrestrained gratification
  3. A desire to gratify the senses; bodily appetite
(Informal) A craving for a specific liquid, esp. for alcoholic liquor
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  1. (Informal) A craving for a specific liquid, esp. for alcoholic liquor
  2. The desire to drink.
  3. The uncomfortable or distressful feeling caused by a desire or need for water and characterized generally by a sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat
The act of wishing; felt or expressed desire for something
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  1. The act of wishing; felt or expressed desire for something
  2. Expressed desire for a person's well-being, good fortune, etc.
  3. Something desired or longed for:
Deep or anxious longing, desire, etc.
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  1. Deep or anxious longing, desire, etc.
  2. A wistful or melancholy longing.
  3. A persistent, often melancholy desire; a longing:
The basic monetary unit of Japan
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  1. The basic monetary unit of Japan
  2. A strong desire or inclination; a yearning or craving.
A strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust.
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  1. A strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust.
Erotic quality or character
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  1. Erotic quality or character
  2. Sexual excitement or behavior
  3. Sexual instincts or desire
Eroticism.
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An irritating skin sensation causing a desire to scratch.
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  1. An irritating skin sensation causing a desire to scratch.
  2. A restless desire or craving for something:
  3. An irritating sensation on the skin that makes one want to scratch the affected part
Intense eagerness or enthusiasm:
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  1. Intense eagerness or enthusiasm:
  2. Intense sexual desire.
  3. A desire to gratify the senses; bodily appetite
Any one of the emotions, as hate, grief, love, fear, joy, etc.
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  1. Any one of the emotions, as hate, grief, love, fear, joy, etc.
  2. Any of the Gospel narratives of Jesus' Passion and of accompanying events
  3. Strong love or affection
The quality of being prurient.
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Synonym Study

  • Crave suggests a strong desire to gratify a physical appetite or an urgent need to crave affection
  • Want , specifically suggesting a longing for something lacking or needed, generally is a more informal equivalent of wish she wants, or wishes, to go with us
  • Wish is not so strong a term as desire and has special application when an unrealizable longing is meant he wished summer were here
  • Desire , generally interchangeable with the other words here in the sense of `to long for," stresses intensity or ardor to desire success
Find another word for desire. In this page you can discover 165 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for desire, like: aspiration, hankering, longing, yearning, craving, solicitude, predilection, avidity, liking, inclination and ardent impulse.