irritated, past participle; irritates, 3rd person singular present; irritating, present participle; irritated, past tense;
Make (someone) annoyed, impatient, or angry
his tone irritated her
his voice tends to irritate
Cause inflammation or other discomfort in (a part of the body)
Stimulate (an organism, cell, or organ) to produce an active response
annoy: 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"
(irritated) annoyed: aroused to impatience or anger; "made an irritated gesture"; "feeling nettled from the constant teasing"; "peeved about being left out"; "felt really pissed at her snootiness"; "riled no end by his lies"; "roiled by the delay"
(irritating) annoying: causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms ...
(irritating) (used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite; "an irritative agent"
(irritating) causing physical discomfort; "bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful"
(irritation) the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
(irritation) pique: a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
(irritation) excitation: the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland
(irritation) discomfort: an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress
(irritation) aggravation: unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
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)
(irritation) 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; The act of exciting, or the condition of being excited to action, by ...
(Irritation) A mild form of anger.
(Irritation) At the time of ovulation, blood or other fluid is released from the ruptured egg follicle. This fluid may cause irritation of the abdominal lining.
(Irritation) Minimal disruption of a structure that may cause bleeding. An irritation can present with minimal swelling and a feeling of discomfort to the individual. Usually, function is not impaired secondary to an irritation. ...
(Irritation) skin reaction to a particular substance that results in inflammation and itchiness.