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    irritate

    irritate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word irritate

    Definition
    (verb) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    Synonyms : annoy , bother , chafe , devil , get at , get to , gravel , nark , nettle , rag , rile , vex
    Example Sentence
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
    Definition
    (verb) excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame
    Example Sentence
    • Aspirin irritates my stomach
    Definition
    (verb) excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus
    Example Sentence
    • irritate the glands of a leaf
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