1800, in the meaning defined above
French éréthisme, from Greek erethismos irritation, from erethizein to irritate; akin to Greek ornynai to rouse — more at orient entry 2
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“Erethism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erethism. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.
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