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Definition of Itch

Itch

  1. To have an uneasy sensation in the skin, which inclines the person to scratch the part affected.
  2. To have a constant desire or teasing uneasiness; to long for; as, itching ears.
  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. A sensation in the skin occasioned (or resembling that occasioned) by the itch eruption; -- called also scabies, psora, etc.
  6. A constant irritating desire.

Itch Quotations

My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch.
Katharine McPhee

Sex is a momentary itch, love never lets you go.
Kingsley Amis

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.
Ogden Nash

Rich people don't like to be in the military. The shoes are ugly and the uniforms itch. Rich people don't go in much for revolution or terrorism, either.
P. J. O'Rourke

Isn't it true that the fault of birth rests somewhat on the child? I believe it's we who led our parents on to bear us, and it's our unborn children who make our flesh itch.
T. E. Lawrence
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Itch Translations

itch in Dutch is kriebelen, krieuwelen, jeuken
itch in German is juckt, jucken, jucken
itch in Italian is prudere
itch in Swedish is skabb, klia
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