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itch

[ ich ]
/ ɪtʃ /
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verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

noun

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Origin of itch

First recorded before 900; Middle English verb (y)icchen, Old English gicc(e)an; akin to German jucken, Dutch jeuken; noun derivative of the verb
anti-itch, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for itch

itch
/ (ɪtʃ) /

noun

verb

itchy, adjectiveitchiness, noun
Old English gīccean to itch, of Germanic origin
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Medical definitions for itch

itch
[ ĭch ]

n.

An irritating skin sensation causing a desire to scratch.
Any of various skin disorders, such as scabies, marked by intense irritation and itching.

v.

To feel, have, or produce an itch.
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