Definition of IRRITATE

verb : IRRITATE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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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