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Definition 1: an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for itch in the sense of this definition

(itch is a kind of ...) a sensation localized on the skin

(... is a kind of itch ) an intense itching sensation that can have various causes (as by allergies or infection or lymphoma or jaundice etc.)

Definition 2: a strong restless desire - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where itch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • why this urge to travel?

Synonyms for itch in the sense of this definition

(itch is a kind of ...) the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

Definition 3: a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where itch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has a bad case of the itch

Synonyms for itch in the sense of this definition

(itch is a kind of ...) the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms

Definition 4: have a strong desire or urge to do something - [verb of emotion]

Samples where itch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is itching to start the project
  • He is spoiling for a fight

Synonyms for itch in the sense of this definition

(itch is a kind of ...) feel or have a desire for; want strongly

"I want to go home now" "I want my own room"

Definition 5: have or perceive an itch - [verb of perception]

Samples where itch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'm itching--the air is so dry!

(itch is a kind of ...) be the source of pain

(... is a kind of itch ) touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements

(... is a kind of itch ) cause a stinging or tingling sensation

Definition 6: scrape or rub as if to relieve itching - [verb of perception]

Samples where itch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't scratch your insect bites!

Synonyms for itch in the sense of this definition

(itch is a kind of ...) excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame

"Aspirin irritates my stomach"

Definition 7: cause to perceive an itch - [verb of perception]

Samples where itch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his skin itched

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