from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A skin sensation, such as burning, prickling, itching, or tingling, with no apparent physical cause.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sensation of burning, prickling, itching, or tingling of the skin, with no obvious cause.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See paræsthesia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage


New Latin paraesthēsia : par(a)-1 + Greek aisthēsis, feeling; see anesthesia.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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