Definitions for irritateˈɪr ɪˌteɪt
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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"
excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame
"Aspirin irritates my stomach"
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"
To provoke impatience, anger, or displeasure.
To introduce irritability.
To cause or induce displeasure or irritation.
To induce pain in (all or part of a body or organism).
Origin: From irritatus, past participle of irritare
to render null and void
to increase the action or violence of; to heighten excitement in; to intensify; to stimulate
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
to produce irritation in; to stimulate; to cause to contract. See Irritation, n., 2
to make morbidly excitable, or oversensitive; to fret; as, the skin is irritated by friction; to irritate a wound by a coarse bandage
Origin: [See 1 st Irritant.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I only went to law school to irritate the feminists.
They can irritate and cause more problems than good.
Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.
Caffeine can irritate the bladder, increasing problems with urination that some people with MS already experience.
PVC also releases gases known as volatile organic compounds, which are gases that can irritate the eyes, nose, and lungs.
Translations for irritate
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- জ্বালাতন করাBengali
- عصبانی کردنPersian
- nyppiä, tympiä, ärsyttää, harmittaa, vituttaa, vaivataFinnish
- whakahārangirangi, whakakūrakurakuMāori
- rozdrażniać, drażnićPolish
- sâcâi, agasa, enerva, iritaRomanian
- tahriş etmek, öfkelendirmek, kaşındırmak, sinirlendirmek, sinirini bozmak, sinir etmek, gıcık etmek, kızdırmakTurkish
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