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- n. An uncontrollable impulse to pick at a spot or growth on one's body; the habit of picking at scabs, biting one's nails, or picking pimples.
- n. The constant preoccupation with some external part of the body, as plucking the beard, pulling the lobe of the ear, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An uncontrollable habit of picking at loose bits of skin, warts, hangnails, etc.
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- n. an irresistible desire to pick at superficial body parts (as in obsessive nail-biting)
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