Pronunciation: ĭch
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Itched (ĭcht); p. pr. & vb. n. Itching.]
1.To have an uneasy sensation in the skin, which inclines the person to scratch the part affected.
2.To have a constant desire or teasing uneasiness; to long for; as, itching ears.
n.1.(Med.) 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 under Baker.
Barber's itch
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
(Zool.) a small parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabei) which burrows and breeds beneath the human skin, thus causing the disease known as the itch. See Illust. in Append.
Itch mite
(Zool.) 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.
Noun1.itch - a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation; "he has a bad case of the itch"
Synonyms: scabies
2.itch - a strong restless desire; "why this urge to travel?"
Synonyms: urge
3.itch - an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch
Synonyms: itchiness, itching
Verb1.itch - scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don't scratch your insect bites!"
Synonyms: rub, scratch
2.itch - have or perceive an itch; "I'm itching--the air is so dry!"
3.itch - have a strong desire or urge to do something; "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight"
Synonyms: spoil
To dream that you have an itch, refers to sexual urges. Alternatively, you may have been anticipating doing something for a long time. *Please see also Scratch.ache, acne, acne vulgaris, an universal wolf, andromania, aphrodisia, appetence, appetency, appetite, appetition, biological urge, bodily appetite, carnal desire, concupiscence, coveting, crave, craving, dermamycosis, dermatitis, dermatosis, desire, die, eczema, elephantiasis, epithelioma, eromania, eroticism, eroticomaniac, erotism, erotomania, erysipelas, erythema, exanthem, fidget, fleshly lust, furor uterinus, goatishness, gynecomania, hanker, hankering, have the fidgets, heat rash, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, hives, horniness, hot blood, hot pants, hunger, impetigo, indecency, infantile sexuality, irritation, itchiness, itching, jerk, jig, jigger, jigget, jiggle, jungle rot, lasciviousness, leprosy, libidinousness, lichen, lichen primus, lickerishness, longing, lupus, lupus vulgaris, lust, lustfulness, mania, miliaria, nymphomania, passion, pemphigus, pine, polymorphous perversity, prick, prickle, prickling, prickly heat, pruigo, prurience, pruriency, pruritus, psora, ringworm, satyriasis, satyrism, scabies, scratch, sexual desire, sexual longing, sexual passion, shingles, sigh, skin cancer, sting, tetter, thirst, thrill, tickle, tickling, tingle, tingling, twitch, urge, vellicate, venereal appetite, want, wish, yearn, yearning, yen, yeuk
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