Definition of Itch

1. Noun. A contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation. "He has a bad case of the itch"

Exact synonyms: Scabies
Generic synonyms: Infection



2. Verb. Scrape or rub as if to relieve itching. "Don't scratch your insect bites!"
Exact synonyms: Rub, Scratch
Generic synonyms: Irritate
Derivative terms: Rub, Scratch, Scratcher

3. Noun. A strong restless desire. "Why this urge to travel?"
Exact synonyms: Urge
Generic synonyms: Desire

4. Verb. Have or perceive an itch. "I'm itching--the air is so dry!"
Specialized synonyms: Tickle, Titillate, Vellicate, Prickle, Tingle
Generic synonyms: Ache, Hurt, Smart
Derivative terms: Itching

5. Noun. An irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch.
Exact synonyms: Itchiness, Itching
Generic synonyms: Cutaneous Sensation, Haptic Sensation, Skin Sensation
Specialized synonyms: Pruritus
Derivative terms: Itchy, Itchy

6. Verb. Cause to perceive an itch. "His skin itched"

7. Verb. Have a strong desire or urge to do something. "He is spoiling for a fight"
Exact synonyms: Spoil
Generic synonyms: Desire, Want

Definition of Itch

1. v. i. To have an uneasy sensation in the skin, which inclines the person to scratch the part affected.

2. n. An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated vesicles, produced by the entrance of a parasitic mite (the Sarcoptes scabei), and attended with itching. It is transmissible by contact.

Definition of Itch

1. Noun. A sensation felt on an area of the skin that causes a person or animal to want to scratch. ¹

2. Noun. A desire or want. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To feel the need to scratch. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To want or desire. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To cause to feel an itch. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive colloquial) To scratch or rub so as to relieve an itch. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Itch

1. to have an uneasy or tingling skin sensation [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Itch

1. 1. To have an uneasy sensation in the skin, which inclines the person to scratch the part affected. "My mouth hath itched all this long day." (Chaucer) 2. To have a constant desire or teasing uneasiness; to long for; as, itching ears. "An itching palm." Origin: OE. Icchen, icchen, AS. Giccan; akin to D. Jeuken, joken, G. Jucken, OHG. Jucchen. 1. An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated vesicles, produced by the entrance of a parasitic mite (the Sarcoptes scabei), and attended with itching. It is transmissible by contact. 2. Any itching eruption. 3. A sensation in the skin occasioned (or resembling that occasioned) by the itch eruption; called also scabies, psora, etc. 4. A constant irritating desire. "An itch of being thought a divine king." (Dryden) Baker's itch. See Baker. Barber's itch, sycosis. Bricklayer's itch, an eczema of the hands attended with much itching, occurring among bricklayers. Grocer's itch, an itching eruption, being a variety of eczema, produced by the sugar mite (Tyrogluphus sacchari). Itch insect Same as Itch insect, above. Also, other similar mites affecting the lower animals, as the horse and ox. Sugar baker's itch, a variety of eczema, due to the action of sugar upon the skin. Washerwoman's itch, eczema of the hands and arms, occurring among washerwomen. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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