Cody, who lives in the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, wonders: If someone is hungry, you feed them, but is there a single word for what you do for someone who’s thirsty? In other words, eat is to feed as drink is to what? A single word isn’t necessarily any better than a phrase or compound, but we look into it anyway. English apparently lacks a single word for the act of slaking someone else’s thirst. The fanciful verb embeverage has been suggested but hasn’t caught on. This is part of a complete episode.

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