What does irritation mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irritation, annoyance, vexation, botheration(noun)

    the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed

  2. pique, temper, irritation(noun)

    a sudden outburst of anger

    "his temper sparked like damp firewood"

  3. irritation(noun)

    (pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation

    "any food produced irritation of the stomach"

  4. excitation, innervation, irritation(noun)

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

  5. discomfort, soreness, irritation(noun)

    an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress

  6. aggravation, irritation, provocation(noun)

    unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

  7. annoyance, annoying, irritation, vexation(noun)

    the act of troubling or annoying someone

Wiktionary

  1. irritation(Noun)

    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.

  2. irritation(Noun)

    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.

  3. irritation(Noun)

    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.

  4. Origin: From irritatio, from irritare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irritation(noun)

    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

  2. Irritation(noun)

    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

  3. Irritation(noun)

    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

  4. Origin: [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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Numerology

  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. Mats Engman:

    It's an irritation, it's not on the level that we can't sleep. But some nights you have to use ear plugs.

  2. Moses Hasid:

    Reprimand not a child immediately on the offence. Wait till the irritation has been replaced by serenity.

  3. Resident Yitz Dekel:

    And my neighbors, some in ill health, had major coughing and irritation in the eyes and throat. Some had nose bleeding.

  4. Erkka Railo:

    Stubb previously was a pet of the political publicity, he was seen as fresh and open-minded. But lately, he has evoked a lot of irritation.

  5. Marcus Aurelius:

    Nothing is burdensome if taken lightly, and how nothing need arouse one’s irritation so long as one doesn’t make it bigger than it is by getting irritated.

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