prurition

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin prurire ‘to itch’.

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Noun[edit]

prurition (plural pruritions)

  1. itching
    • 1922: He scratched imprecisely with his right hand, though insensible of prurition, various points and surfaces of his partly exposed, wholly abluted skin. — James Joyce, Ulysses

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