itching

adjective
itch·​ing

Medical Definition of itching

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having, producing, or marked by an uneasy sensation in the skin an itching skin eruption

itching

noun

Medical Definition of itching (Entry 2 of 2)

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“Itching.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/itching. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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