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Meaning of ITCH

Pronunciation:  ich

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch
  2. [n]  a strong restless desire; "why this urge to travel?"
  3. [n]  a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation; "he has a bad case of the itch"
  4. [v]  have a strong desire or urge to do soemthing; "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight"
  5. [v]  scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don't scratch your insect bites!"
  6. [v]  have or perceive an itch; "I'm itching--the air is so dry!"

ITCH is a 4 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: itchiness, itching, rub, scabies, scratch, spoil, urge
 See Also: ache, cutaneous sensation, desire, desire, haptic sensation, hurt, infection, irritate, prickle, pruritus, skin sensation, smart, tickle, tingle, titillate, vellicate, want



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Itch\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Itched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Itching}.] [OE. icchen, ?icchen, AS. giccan; akin to D.
    jeuken, joken, G. jucken, OHG. jucchen.]
    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.'' --Shak.
  2. \Itch\, 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}, 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
    {Itch insect} (Zo["o]l.), 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
    {Itch mite}. (Zo["o]l.) 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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have an itch, refers to sexual urges. Alternatively, you may have been anticipating to do something for a long time.
Thesaurus Terms
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