Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The sensation caused by a peculiar irritation with pricking, tingling, or tickling in the skin.
  • noun Hence A morbid, irritating, or tantalizing desire to have or to do something.

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  • verb Present participle of itch.

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  • noun an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch

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Examples

  • It isn't hurting all that much, but the itching is periodically enthralling in a remarkably unpleasant way, and the clogged Eustachian tube is an uncomfortable pressure.

    From Twitter 07-13-2009

  • Your skin itching and burning as if from the inside out.

    JAMES jackson

  • Clearly the best way to show that we wish to avoid any appearance of fairness or even sanity would be to send John Bolton to be the envoy, and before we send him we give him an enormous pallet of highly caffeinated drinks and coat everything he has in itching powder.

    Matthew Yglesias » Foxman: Mitchell is “Fair” and I’m Unhappy About It

  • He said: For most eczema sufferers, itching is the worst symptom of the disease.

    ‘Blood Chemicals Link’ to Eczema | Impact Lab

  • It will make tyou forget you’re itching from the oxy.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » The end of smoko.

  • It’s simply because I’m going to write about the science of itching, and one of the peculiar things about itching is that talking about it can cause it.

    Mozart, Mahler, Magic

  • Longer-term itching is usually a sign of a minor allergic reaction; the severity of the reaction can often stem from other factors, too, like stress, so if you’ve never had this occur like this in the past, don’t be too shocked.

    Bugged!

  • While stopping the itching is a good thing and allows pets to rest and feel better, in the long haul no suppressive therapy ever results in a resolution of allergies.

    Dr. Richard Palmquist: Does Your Pet Have Allergies?

  • She insisted that the itching was a deeper discomfort than I could know.

    The Gin Closet

  • For as long as I can remember, the itching has been an early warning indicator.

    Shift

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