Itch
Itch Itch ([i^]ch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Itched} ([i^]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Itching}.] [OE. icchen, [yogh]icchen, AS. giccan; akin to D. jeuken, joken, G. jucken, OHG. jucchen.] [1913 Webster] 1. To have an uneasy sensation in the skin, which inclines the person to scratch the part affected. [1913 Webster]

My mouth hath itched all this long day. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. To have a constant desire or teasing uneasiness; to long for; as, itching ears. ``An itching palm.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Itch — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Any itching eruption.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • itch — verb. Itch is recorded with the transitive meaning ‘to cause to itch’ from the 16c, but in BrE is now usually informal only, although it is still standard in AmE. Some examples are poetic: • The thick super salty water of the Mediterranean, which …   Modern English usage

  • itch — [n1] scratching; tingling crawling, creeping, irritation, itchiness, prickling, psoriasis, rawness, tickle; concepts 608,728 itch [n2] strong desire aphrodisia, appetite, appetition, concupiscence, craving, eroticism, hankering, hunger, impulse,… …   New thesaurus

  • itch — [ich] vi. [ME yicchen, icchen < OE giccan, akin to Ger jucken] 1. to feel or cause an irritating sensation on the skin that makes one want to scratch the affected part 2. to have a restless desire or hankering vt. 1. to make itch 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • itch — ► NOUN 1) an uncomfortable sensation that causes a desire to scratch the skin. 2) informal an impatient desire. ► VERB 1) be the site of or experience an itch. 2) informal feel an impatient desire to do something. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • itch — index passion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Itch — For other uses, see Itch (disambiguation). Pruritus Classification and external resources A man trying to reach for an itch ICD 10 L …   Wikipedia

  • itch — I n. itchy feeling 1) to relieve an itch 2) wish (colloq.) an itch to + inf. (she has an itch to go out west) II v. (colloq.) (d; intr.) ( to yearn ) to itch for (to itch for a fight) * * * [ɪtʃ] [ itchy feeling ] to relieve an itch [ wish ]… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Itch — Значимость предмета статьи поставлена под сомнение. Пожалуйста, покажите в статье значимость её предмета, добавив в неё доказательства значимости по частным критериям значимости или, в случае если частные критерии значимости для… …   Википедия

  • itch — {{11}}itch (n.) O.E. gicce, from giccan (v.) to itch (see ITCH (Cf. itch) (v.)). Sense of restless desire is first attested 1530s; itching in this sense is from mid 14c. {{12}}itch (v.) O.E. giccan to itch, from W.Gmc. *jukkjan (Cf. M.Du. jöken… …   Etymology dictionary

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