Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun itch

3 senses of itch

Sense 1
scabies, itch -- (a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation; "he has a bad case of the itch")
       => infection -- (the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms)

Sense 2
urge, itch -- (a strong restless desire; "why this urge to travel?")
       => desire -- (the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state)

Sense 3
itch, itchiness, itching -- (an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch)
       => cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensation -- (a sensation localized on the skin)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb itch

4 senses of itch

Sense 1
rub, scratch, itch -- (scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don't scratch your insect bites!")
       => irritate -- (excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach")

Sense 2
itch -- (have or perceive an itch; "I'm itching--the air is so dry!")
       => ache, smart, hurt -- (be the source of pain)

Sense 3
itch -- (cause to perceive an itch; "his skin itched")

Sense 4
itch, spoil -- (have a strong desire or urge to do something; "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight")
       => desire, want -- (feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room")

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