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 for itch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Itch \Itch\ ([i^]ch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Itched ([i^]cht); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Itching.] [OE. icchen, [yogh]icchen, AS.
     giccan; akin to D. jeuken, joken, G. jucken, OHG. jucchen.]
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     1. To have an uneasy sensation in the skin, which inclines
        the person to scratch the part affected.
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              My mouth hath itched all this long day. --Chaucer.
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     2. To have a constant desire or teasing uneasiness; to long
        for; as, itching ears. "An itching palm." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Itch \Itch\, n.
     1. (Med.) An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated
        vesicles, produced by the entrance of a parasitic mite
        (the Sarcoptes scabei), and attended with itching. It is
        transmissible by contact.
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     2. Any itching eruption.
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     3. A sensation in the skin occasioned (or resembling that
        occasioned) by the itch eruption; -- called also
        scabies, psora, etc.
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     4. A constant irritating desire.
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              An itch of being thought a divine king. --Dryden.
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     Baker's itch. See under Baker.
  
     Barber's itch, sycosis.
  
     Bricklayer's itch, an eczema of the hands attended with
        much itching, occurring among bricklayers.
  
     Grocer's itch, an itching eruption, being a variety of
        eczema, produced by the sugar mite ({Tyrogluphus
        sacchari).
  
     Itch insect (Zool.), a small parasitic mite ({Sarcoptes
        scabei) which burrows and breeds beneath the human skin,
        thus causing the disease known as the itch. See Illust. in
        Append.
  
     Itch mite. (Zool.) Same as Itch insect, above. Also,
        other similar mites affecting the lower animals, as the
        horse and ox.
  
     Sugar baker's itch, a variety of eczema, due to the action
        of sugar upon the skin.
  
     Washerwoman's itch, eczema of the hands and arms, occurring
        among washerwomen.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  itch
      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, itch]
      2: a strong restless desire; "why this urge to travel?" [syn:
         urge, itch]
      3: an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to
         scratch [syn: itch, itchiness, itching]
      v 1: scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don't scratch your
           insect bites!" [syn: rub, scratch, itch]
      2: have or perceive an itch; "I'm itching--the air is so dry!"
      3: cause to perceive an itch; "his skin itched"
      4: have a strong desire or urge to do something; "She is itching
         to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight" [syn:
         itch, spoil]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  118 Moby Thesaurus words for "itch":
     ache, acne, acne vulgaris, an universal wolf, andromania,
     aphrodisia, appetence, appetency, appetite, appetition,
     biological urge, bodily appetite, carnal desire, concupiscence,
     coveting, crave, craving, dermamycosis, dermatitis, dermatosis,
     desire, die, eczema, elephantiasis, epithelioma, eromania,
     eroticism, eroticomaniac, erotism, erotomania, erysipelas,
     erythema, exanthem, fidget, fleshly lust, furor uterinus,
     goatishness, gynecomania, hanker, hankering, have the fidgets,
     heat rash, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, hives, horniness,
     hot blood, hot pants, hunger, impetigo, indecency,
     infantile sexuality, irritation, itchiness, itching, jerk, jig,
     jigger, jigget, jiggle, jungle rot, lasciviousness, leprosy,
     libidinousness, lichen, lichen primus, lickerishness, longing,
     lupus, lupus vulgaris, lust, lustfulness, mania, miliaria,
     nymphomania, passion, pemphigus, pine, polymorphous perversity,
     prick, prickle, prickling, prickly heat, pruigo, prurience,
     pruriency, pruritus, psora, ringworm, satyriasis, satyrism,
     scabies, scratch, sexual desire, sexual longing, sexual passion,
     shingles, sigh, skin cancer, sting, tetter, thirst, thrill, tickle,
     tickling, tingle, tingling, twitch, urge, vellicate,
     venereal appetite, want, wish, yearn, yearning, yen, yeuk
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  ITCH, n.  The patriotism of a Scotchman.
  

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