Itch

Definition of Itch

Pronunciation: ĭch
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Itched (ĭcht); p. pr. & vb. n. Itching.]
1.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.
- Chaucer.
2.To have a constant desire or teasing uneasiness; to long for; as, itching ears.
n.1.(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.
2.Any itching eruption.
3.A sensation in the skin occasioned (or resembling that occasioned) by the itch eruption; - called also scabies, psora, etc.
4.A constant irritating desire.
An itch of being thought a divine king.
- Dryden.
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
(Zool.) 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
(Zool.) 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.

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