from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An uncontrollable habit of picking at loose bits of skin, warts, hangnails, etc.
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- noun An uncontrollable
impulseto pickat a spot or growth on one's body; the habit of picking at scabs, biting one's nails, or picking pimples.
- noun The constant
preoccupationwith some externalpart of the body, as pluckingthe beard, pulling the lobe of the ear, etc.
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- noun an irresistible desire to pick at superficial body parts (as in obsessive nail-biting)
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