irritation

noun ir·ri·ta·tion \ ˌir-ə-ˈtā-shən \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of irritation

1 a : the act of irritating
b : something that irritates
c : the state of being irritated
2 : a condition of irritability, soreness, roughness, or inflammation of a bodily part

Examples of irritation in a Sentence

  1. Dad's general irritation at the incessant complaining coming from the back seat of the car.

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First Known Use of irritation

15th century


IRRITATION Defined for Kids

irritation

noun ir·ri·ta·tion \ ˌir-ə-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of irritation for Students

1 : the act of making annoyed or sore and sensitive : the state of being annoyed or sore and sensitive
  • irritation of the skin
2 : irritant 1

Medical Dictionary

irritation

noun ir·ri·ta·tion \ ˌir-ə-ˈtā-shən \

medical Definition of irritation

1 a : the act of irritating
b : something that irritates
c : the state of being irritated
2 : a condition of irritability, soreness, roughness, or inflammation of a bodily part


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