erethism

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noun er·e·thism \ˈer-ə-ˌthi-zəm\

Definition of erethism

  1. :  abnormal irritability or responsiveness to stimulation

Origin and Etymology of erethism

French éréthisme, from Greek erethismos irritation, from erethizein to irritate; akin to Greek ornynai to rouse — more at orient


First Known Use: 1800


Medical Dictionary

erethism

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noun er·e·thism \ˈer-ə-ˌthiz-əm\

Medical Definition of erethism

  1. :  abnormal irritability or responsiveness to stimulation

erethic

\ə-ˈreth-ik, er-ˈeth-\play adjective

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