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itching

[ ich-ing ]
/ ˈɪtʃ ɪŋ /
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adjective
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.
noun
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Origin of itching

before 1000; Middle English (y)ichinge, (y)itchinge (noun, adj.); replacing Old English giccende (adj.). See itch, -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM itching

itch·ing·ly, adverb
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