Crossword clues for itch
- Trigger finger problem?
- Allergic reaction
- "The Seven Year ___"
- Yearn (for)
- Result of a mosquito bite
- Intense desire
- Rash feeling?
- Seventh anniversary ruiner?
- It may be hard to reach
- Poison ivy annoyance
- Mosquito bite annoyance
- It may come with a bite
- Astronaut's woe, perhaps
- Something calamine lotion alleviates
- Scratch target
- Persistent desire
- A strong restless desire
- An irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch
- Cast wearer
- Seventh-year problem
- Septennial problem
- Restless yen
- Scratch causer
- Scratch producer
- Restless longing
- Septennial affliction
- The seven-year problem
- Married man's septennial problem
- Seven-year affliction
- Constant desire
- Be impatient
- Seven-year ___
- Restless inclination
- Bridegroom's septennial problem
- Irritating desire
- Barber's ___
- Scratcher's concern
- Nails' target
- Seven-year phenomenon
- It might bring you up to scratch
- Problem for a suited-up diver?
- Smallpox symptom
- Problem for a person in handcuffs?
- Chicken pox symptom
- Scratch it!
- Compulsive desire
- Dermatologist's concern
- It's a sensation
- What a wool shirt can do
- Cast wearer's frustration
- Restless desire
- Problem with hives
- Rash reaction?
- Bite result, say
- Result of a bite, maybe
- Allergy consequence
- Rash problem
- Result of a flea, maybe
- Zinc oxide may treat it
- Result of an insect bite
- Nagging desire
- Athlete's foot symptom
- Poison ivy woe
- Dermatological concern
- Target for nails?
- Cast wearerвЂ™s problem
- Wanderlust, e.g.
- Target for nails
- Measles symptom
- Prickly heat symptom
- Poison ivy symptom
- Scratcher's target
- Something to scratch
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Itch \Itch\ ([i^]ch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Itched ([i^]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. Itching.] [OE. icchen, [yogh]icchen, AS. giccan; akin to D. jeuken, joken, G. jucken, OHG. jucchen.]
To have an uneasy sensation in the skin, which inclines the person to scratch the part affected.
My mouth hath itched all this long day.
To have a constant desire or teasing uneasiness; to long for; as, itching ears. ``An itching palm.''
Itch \Itch\, n.
(Med.) An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated vesicles, produced by the entrance of a parasitic mite (the Sarcoptes scabei), and attended with itching. It is transmissible by contact.
Any itching eruption.
A constant irritating desire.
An itch of being thought a divine king.
Baker's itch. See under Baker.
Barber's itch, sycosis.
Bricklayer's itch, an eczema of the hands attended with much itching, occurring among bricklayers.
Grocer's itch, an itching eruption, being a variety of eczema, produced by the sugar mite ( Tyrogluphus sacchari).
Itch insect (Zo["o]l.), a small parasitic mite ( Sarcoptes scabei) which burrows and breeds beneath the human skin, thus causing the disease known as the itch. See Illust. in Append.
Itch mite. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Itch insect, above. Also, other similar mites affecting the lower animals, as the horse and ox.
Sugar baker's itch, a variety of eczema, due to the action of sugar upon the skin.
Washerwoman's itch, eczema of the hands and arms, occurring among washerwomen.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English gicce, from giccan (v.) "to itch" (see itch (v.)). Sense of "restless desire" is first attested 1530s; itching in this sense is from mid-14c.
Old English giccan "to itch," from West Germanic *jukkjan (cognates: Middle Dutch jöken "to itch," Old High German jucchen, German jucken). Related: Itched; itching.
n. 1 A sensation felt on an area of the skin that causes a person or animal to want to scratch. 2 A desire or want. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To feel itchy; to feel a need to be scratched. 2 (context intransitive English) To want or desire. 3 (context transitive English) To cause to feel an itch. 4 (context transitive colloquial English) To scratch or rub so as to relieve an itch.
n. a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation; "he has a bad case of the itch" [syn: scabies]
a strong restless desire; "why this urge to travel?" [syn: urge]
have or perceive an itch; "I'm itching--the air is so dry!"
have a strong desire or urge to do something; "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight" [syn: spoil]
An itch is an unpleasant sensation that evokes the desire or reflex to scratch
Itch or Itching may also refer to:
- Jonny "Itch" Fox, British musician
- "The Itch" (House), an episode of the US TV series House
- Itch (EP), a 1994 Radiohead EP
- Itch (Kim Mitchell album), a 1994 solo album by Kim Mitchell
- "Itchin'", a single by Jimmy Jones
- ITCH (gene), an ubiquitin-activating enzyme
Itch is the sixth album from Canadian singer and guitarist Kim Mitchell. The album was released in 1994. This would be the last album to date that Mitchell would collaborate with lyricist Pye Dubois. Dubois didn't contribute any lyrics to Mitchell's previous album Aural Fixations released two years before this album.
Itch (also known as pruritus) is a sensation that causes the desire or reflex to scratch. Itch has resisted many attempts to classify it as any one type of sensory experience. Modern science has shown that itch has many similarities to pain, and while both are unpleasant sensory experiences, their behavioral response patterns are different. Pain creates a withdrawal reflex, whereas itch leads to a scratch reflex.
Unmyelinated nerve fibers for itch and pain both originate in the skin; however, information for them is conveyed centrally in two distinct systems that both use the same nerve bundle and spinothalamic tract.
Usage examples of "itch".
He allowed the others to dip their fingers in it when cool and use it to wipe their skins to relieve the intolerable itching caused by the aerosol rain from the trees.
Its prominent feature is an intense itching, so aggravating that, in many instances, the skin is torn by the nails.
CHAPTER XII TOOLS OF MURDER SUCH big men of murder as Itch Fendel and Marcus Beld never bothered with performing the actual kill themselves.
CHAPTER XVI DEATH REVERSED ITCH FENDEL was seated in the inner room of the hillside shack reading the note that Marcus Beld had sent him.
Dying, Itch Fendel had pronounced Marcus Beld to be the double-crosser who had produced this destruction.
Completely at peace widi a world in the midst of war, die biped ambled direcdy toward a small cluster of guards, bringing die need for initiative nearer and nearer, making diem sweat widi anxiety and creating such a panic diat diey forgot to itch.
Vetch oiled and buffed her morning and evening now, not only to keep her from itching too much, but to keep her skin supple and prevent it from tearing as she grew.
She is chained in such a way as to preclude movement which might tear at the mesh or break it, thus making possible the entry of urts, which might eat at her, lowering her price, and to preclude her tearing hysterically with her hands and fingernails at her own body, bloodying herself, perhaps scarring herself, again lowering her price, in her attempt to obtain relief from the bites and itching consequent upon the infestation and depredation of the numerous, almost constantly active ship lice.
At his inner elbow, tanned skin curdled like birch bark in a fire, split and broke and bled and itched abominably.
The pouty blonde was vertically scratching her itch on the dance floor with a biker type.
A solution made with borax, two drachms, and morphine, fire grains, dissolved in six ounces of rose-water, makes an excellent lotion to allay the itching.
By the time the apple dumplings were cooked and cooling, with a crust of sugar lacing the brown pastry, she was fairly itching to put her plan into action.
As Patrick got the hang of the eraser and bore down with it, the tingling became a deep and monstrous itch.
Behrend observed an opium exanthem, which was attended by intolerable itching, after the exhibition of a quarter of a grain.
The very sight of some faggoty adolescent in tights and tunic made his hands itch for something to throw.