Definitions for irritateˈɪr ɪˌteɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil(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"

  2. irritate(verb)

    excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame

    "Aspirin irritates my stomach"

  3. 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"


  1. irritate(Verb)

    To provoke impatience, anger, or displeasure.

  2. irritate(Verb)

    To introduce irritability.

  3. irritate(Verb)

    To cause or induce displeasure or irritation.

  4. irritate(Verb)

    To induce pain in (all or part of a body or organism).

  5. Origin: From irritatus, past participle of irritare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irritate(verb)

    to render null and void

  2. Irritate(verb)

    to increase the action or violence of; to heighten excitement in; to intensify; to stimulate

  3. Irritate(verb)

    to excite anger or displeasure in; to provoke; to tease; to exasperate; to annoy; to vex; as, the insolence of a tyrant irritates his subjects

  4. Irritate(verb)

    to produce irritation in; to stimulate; to cause to contract. See Irritation, n., 2

  5. Irritate(noun)

    to make morbidly excitable, or oversensitive; to fret; as, the skin is irritated by friction; to irritate a wound by a coarse bandage

  6. Irritate(adj)

    excited; heightened

  7. Origin: [See 1 st Irritant.]

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