from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Severe itching, often of undamaged skin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. severe itching, especially of undamaged skin; caused by allergy, infection, lymphoma etc
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Itching.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An itching; more specifically, a functional affection of the skin characterized by simple itching without structural change.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an intense itching sensation that can have various causes (as by allergies or infection or lymphoma or jaundice etc.)
Latin prūrītus, from past participle of prūrīre, to itch; see preus- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin prūrītus ("itch, itching"), from prūriō ("itch"). (Wiktionary)