Associations to the word «Irritate»


IRRITATE, verb. (transitive) To provoke impatience, anger, or displeasure.
IRRITATE, verb. (transitive) To introduce irritability or irritation in.
IRRITATE, verb. (intransitive) To cause or induce displeasure or irritation.
IRRITATE, verb. (transitive) To induce pain in (all or part of a body or organism).
IRRITATE, verb. (obsolete) To render null and void.

Dictionary definition

IRRITATE, verb. Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves".
IRRITATE, verb. Excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach".
IRRITATE, verb. Excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus; "irritate the glands of a leaf".

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