Itched
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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