What does irritation mean?

Definitions for irritation
ˌɪr ɪˈteɪ ʃənir·ri·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irritation, annoyance, vexation, botherationnoun

    the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed

  2. pique, temper, irritationnoun

    a sudden outburst of anger

    "his temper sparked like damp firewood"

  3. irritationnoun

    (pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation

    "any food produced irritation of the stomach"

  4. excitation, innervation, irritationnoun

    the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland

  5. discomfort, soreness, irritationnoun

    an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress

  6. aggravation, irritation, provocationnoun

    unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

  7. annoyance, annoying, irritation, vexationnoun

    the act of troubling or annoying someone

Wiktionary

  1. irritationnoun

    The act of irritating, or exciting, or the state of being irritated; excitement; stimulation, usually of an undue and uncomfortable kind; especially, excitement of anger or passion; provocation; annoyance; anger.

    Etymology: From irritatio, from irritare

  2. irritationnoun

    The act of exciting, or the condition of being excited to action, by stimulation; -- as, the condition of an organ of sense, when its nerve is affected by some external body; esp., the act of exciting muscle fibers to contraction, by artificial stimulation; as, the irritation of a motor nerve by electricity; also, the condition of a muscle and nerve, under such stimulation.

    Etymology: From irritatio, from irritare

  3. irritationnoun

    A condition of morbid excitability or oversensitiveness of an organ or part of the body; a state in which the application of ordinary stimuli produces pain or excessive or vitiated action.

    Etymology: From irritatio, from irritare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irritationnoun

    the act of irritating, or exciting, or the state of being irritated; excitement; stimulation, usually of an undue and uncomfortable kind; especially, excitement of anger or passion; provocation; annoyance; anger

    Etymology: [L. irritatio: cf. F. irritation.]

  2. Irritationnoun

    the act of exciting, or the condition of being excited to action, by stimulation; -- as, the condition of an organ of sense, when its nerve is affected by some external body; esp., the act of exciting muscle fibers to contraction, by artificial stimulation; as, the irritation of a motor nerve by electricity; also, the condition of a muscle and nerve, under such stimulation

    Etymology: [L. irritatio: cf. F. irritation.]

  3. Irritationnoun

    a condition of morbid excitability or oversensitiveness of an organ or part of the body; a state in which the application of ordinary stimuli produces pain or excessive or vitiated action

    Etymology: [L. irritatio: cf. F. irritation.]

Freebase

  1. Irritation

    Irritation or exacerbation, in biology and physiology, is a state of inflammation or painful reaction to allergy or cell-lining damage. A stimulus or agent which induces the state of irritation is an irritant. Irritants are typically thought of as chemical agents but mechanical, thermal, and radiative stimuli can also be irritants. Irritation also has non-clinical usages referring to bothersome physical or psychological pain or discomfort. Chronic irritation is a medical term signifying that afflictive health conditions have been present for a while. There are many disorders that can cause chronic irritation, the majority involves the skin, vagina, eyes and lungs.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of irritation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of irritation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of irritation in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Lee:

    One of the interesting areas that we plan to explore in partnership with large companies is actually using our platform technology to include other drugs that previously maybe haven't been suitable for topical or transdermal delivery - or drugs which may have not got through the regulatory filings because, for instance, they might have caused stomach irritation or other side effects when taken orally.

  2. Atlanta OB-GYN Dr. Katherine Babaliaros:

    A lot of women complain, telling me :' Oh my gosh, the vaginal discharge is incredible !' it's harmless unless there's irritation, turns yellow or green, or has a strange odor, in which case it needs to be checked out by your doctor.

  3. Tom Zegan:

    Some people come into our lives just to be a source of irritation.

  4. National Security Adviser Susan Rice:

    In President Barack Obama meetings with President Xi, President Barack Obama has repeatedly made plain that state-sponsored, cyber-enabled economic espionage must stop, this isn't a mild irritation. It is an economic and national security concern to United States. It puts enormous strain on our bilateral relationship, and it is a critical factor in determining the future trajectory of U.S.-China ties.

  5. Doug Plitt:

    If you get it on your skin it could cause irritation to the skin rashes.

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