Definition of itch :
1. A constant irritating desire.
2. A sensation in the skin occasioned ( or resembling that occasioned) by the itch eruption; - called also scabies, psora, etc.
3. 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.
4. Any itching eruption.
5. To have a constant desire or teasing uneasiness; to long for; as, itching ears.
6. To have an uneasy sensation in the skin, which inclines the person to scratch the part affected.
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desire (part of speech: verb)
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- It is likewise excellent for dispelling any obstinate itching of the skin, in which respect it was singularly beneficial against the contagious army- itch which prevailed during the last American war. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
- In order to show the way in which the different families marry into one another I will now trace up the descendants of some of the male children of Nar- doo- itch by each of his wives. - "Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)", George Grey.
- On looking very closely- more closely indeed than most persons are wont to do- this appearance will be seen to be produced by innumerable small pimples, smaller than pins' heads, and which itch violently. - "The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases", Charles West, M.D..