ir·​ri·​tat·​ed | \ ˈir-ə-ˌtā-təd How to pronounce irritated (audio) \

Definition of irritated

: subjected to irritation especially : roughened, reddened, or inflamed by an irritant irritated eyes

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Examples of irritated in a Sentence

irritated viewers were bombarding the station with complaints about the game's delayed start
Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, this lotion also works to heal irritated red bumps and ingrown hairs by physically making the hair follicle weaker, stopping ingrown hairs from forming altogether. The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 May 2022 As with other types of pustular psoriasis, the skin typically becomes irritated and inflamed before breaking out in pustules. Fatima Fahs, SELF, 29 Apr. 2022 Craig’s family members and best friend Henry Douglas told the magazine that the altercation began when Kirk appeared annoyed that Craig and Douglas recognized him and, irritated, asked them to step outside to fight. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 26 Apr. 2022 Dota 2 fans and professional teams have been left irritated and confused after a series of tiebreaker matches were unexpectedly announced in the European DPC, and have now been cancelled within 24 hours. Mike Stubbs, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 Typically, the bacteria will not make a healthy person ill, but someone who is immunocompromised or who has broken or irritated skin can have a risk of infection. Avery Newmark, ajc, 20 Apr. 2022 So, what's a greasy, easily-irritated complexion to do when excess oil and sebum take over? Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 19 Apr. 2022 In a speech late Saturday, a visibly irritated Mr. Zelensky renewed his plea for tanks, planes and missile-defense systems. Isabel Coles, WSJ, 27 Mar. 2022 Visibly irritated, the other four candidates all demanded a chance to respond. Maeve Reston, CNN, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of irritated

1595, in the meaning defined above

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21 May 2022

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“Irritated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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