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Noun: itch  ich
  1. An irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch
    - itchiness, itching
  2. [informal] A strong restless desire
    "why this itch to travel?";
    - urge
  3. A contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation
    "he has a bad case of the itch";
    - scabies
Verb: itch  ich
  1. Scrape with the fingers as if to relieve itching
    "Don't itch your insect bites!";
    - rub, scratch
  2. Have or perceive an itch
    "I'm itching--the air is so dry!"
  3. Cause to perceive an itch
    "his skin itched"
  4. [informal] Have a strong desire or urge to do something
    "She is itching to start the project";
    - spoil

Derived forms: itched, itches, itching

Type of: ache, cutaneous sensation, desire, haptic sensation, hurt, infection, irritate, skin sensation, smart, want

Encyclopedia: Itch