of, relating to, or characterized by an irritating sensation of the skin.
of, relating to, or having a longing or desire to do or have something: An itching public anxiously awaits her announcement.
characterized by restlessness or the desire for adventure or activity: an itching impulse to travel.
characterized by the desire to grasp; grasping; an itching palm open for a bribe.
- itch·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use itching in a sentence
A reaction may cause itching, redness, or an unsightly rash.Best aluminum-free deodorant: Keep odor at bay naturally with these formulations | Irena Collaku | August 23, 2021 | Popular-Science
They are rushing to doctors for help, pleading for a cure to the painful itching.Oak-mite bites: Cicadas may have left D.C. region an itchy gift | Ellie Silverman | July 30, 2021 | Washington Post
This product is clinically shown to help reduce the itching and irritation of eczema.Healthy SKINvestigation: Uncovering Eczema on Melanated Skin | Steven Psyllos | June 25, 2021 | Essence.com
It also has anti-inflammatory qualities and helps reduce itching.Healthy SKINvestigation: Uncovering Eczema on Melanated Skin | Steven Psyllos | June 25, 2021 | Essence.com
The marks on their legs and arms looked like ant or mosquito bites, which can cause burning and itching, but usually subside within a week.
The Into the Woods director, it soon becomes clear, is itching to get something off his chest.
It was like witnessing the last two weeks of the life of a blind and toothless dog you knew the vet was just itching to destroy.
itching for the erotic details of Jess and Nick's New Girl dalliance?50 Shades of Fall TV: New Girl, Scandal, and More Television Fan Fiction | Amy Zimmerman | October 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And of course, as schools open up again across the country, many high schoolers are itching with misgivings of their own.
American congressmen itching for a fight declared they would no longer eat French fries, only “freedom fries.”
My late distemper of heat and itching being come upon me again, so that I must think of sweating again as I did before.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete | Samuel Pepys
In hay fever, the itching and redness of the eyes, nose, and throat are controlled from a sensitive point in the naso-pharynx.The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw
I gravely placed a gold piece in his itching palm, asking, "What did they write on the walls?"Tiger Cat | David H. Keller
itching and reddening of the skin commenced within twenty-four hours.Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron) | William Anderson Syme
An itching red spot about the size of a dime was noticed in thirty-six hours, and it steadily increased in size.Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron) | William Anderson Syme