Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

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