irritate


ir·ri·tate

verb \ˈir-ə-ˌtāt\
ir·ri·tat·edir·ri·tat·ing

Definition of IRRITATE

transitive verb
1
: to provoke impatience, anger, or displeasure in
2
: to cause (an organ or tissue) to be irritable : produce irritation in <harsh soaps may irritate the skin>
3
: to produce excitation in (as a nerve) : cause (as a muscle) to contract
intransitive verb
: to induce irritation

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