Simple Definition of irritate
: to make (someone) impatient, angry, or annoyed
: to make (part of your body) sore or painful
Examples of irritate in a sentence
It's his arrogance that really irritates me.
The other passengers were irritated by the child's rudeness.
Harsh soaps can irritate the skin.
Origin and Etymology of irritate
Latin irritatus, past participle of irritare
First Known Use: 1598
Synonym Discussion of irritate
IRRITATE Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of irritate
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