Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of needing, or of suffering a natural want.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of needing, or of suffering a natural want.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or condition of suffering from the need of something; a strong desire for something; exigence.

Etymologies

Latin egens, egentis, present participle of egere to be needy, suffer want. (Wiktionary)

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