itching

itching
n.
1.
Itch.
2.
Craving, longing, teasing desire, uneasy hankering, importunate craving, burning.

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  • itching — itchingly, adv. /ich ing/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by an irritating sensation of the skin. 2. of, pertaining to, or having a longing or desire to do or have something: An itching public anxiously awaits her announcement. 3.… …   Universalium

  • itching — I adj. (colloq.) (cannot stand alone) 1) itching for (he s itching for a fight) 2) itching to + inf. (he s itching to get into action) II n. 1) to cause itching 2) to alleviate, relieve (the) itching * * * relieve (the) itching to alleviate to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Itching — 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. To have an uneasy sensation in the skin, which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Itching — An uncomfortable sensation in the skin that feels as if something is crawling on the skin or on the skin, and makes the person want to scratch the affected area. Medically known as pruritus. Something that is itchy is * * * An uncomfortable… …   Medical dictionary

  • itching — Synonyms and related words: abscess, aching for, ague, an universal wolf, anemia, ankylosis, anoxia, apnea, appetence, appetency, appetite, appetition, asphyxiation, asthma, ataxia, athirst, atrophy, backache, bent on, bleeding, blennorhea,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Itching powder — refers to a group of powders or powder like substances which induce itching when applied onto human skin. This is usually done as a practical joke or prank to an unsuspecting victim.The cause of the irritation can be mechanical, such as products… …   Wikipedia

  • Itching ears — is a term used in the Bible to describe a person who seeks out messages that please them and fit their lifestyle, as opposed to seeking a truth that might make them uncomfortable. The term is used by the Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy:wikisource|Bible …   Wikipedia

  • itching powder — noun A powder that causes itching when applied to the skin • • • Main Entry: ↑itch …   Useful english dictionary

  • itching palm — {n.}, {slang} A wish for money; greed. * /He was born with an itching palm./ * /The bellboys in that hotel seem always to have itching palms./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • itching palm — {n.}, {slang} A wish for money; greed. * /He was born with an itching palm./ * /The bellboys in that hotel seem always to have itching palms./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • itching\ palm — noun slang A wish for money; greed. He was born with an itching palm. The bellboys in that hotel seem always to have itching palms …   Словарь американских идиом

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