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Meaning of itching

itch•ing

Pronunciation: (ich'ing), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by an irritating sensation of the skin.
  2. of, pertaining to, or having a longing or desire to do or have something: An itching public anxiously awaits her announcement.
  3. characterized by restlessness or the desire for adventure or activity: an itching impulse to travel.
  4. characterized by the desire to grasp; grasping; an itching palm open for a bribe.
—n.
  1. itch.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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