Definition of erethism
: 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
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