n 1: a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite;
characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation;
"he has a bad case of the itch" [syn: scabies
2: a strong restless desire; "why this urge to travel?" [syn: urge
3: an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to
scratch [syn: itchiness
v 1: scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don't scratch your
insect bites!" [syn: rub
2: have or perceive an itch; "I'm itching--the air is so dry!"
3: have a strong desire or urge to do soemthing; "She is
itching to start the project"