erethism

noun
er·​e·​thism | \ˈer-ə-ˌthi-zəm \

Definition of erethism 

: abnormal irritability or responsiveness to stimulation

First Known Use of erethism

1800, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for erethism

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

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erethism

noun
er·​e·​thism | \ˈer-ə-ˌthiz-əm \

Medical Definition of erethism 

: abnormal irritability or responsiveness to stimulation

Other Words from erethism

erethic \ ə-​ˈreth-​ik, er-​ˈeth-​ \ adjective

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