irritation

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noun ir·ri·ta·tion \ˌir-ə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of irritation

  1. 1 a :  the act of irritating b :  something that irritates c :  the state of being irritated

  2. 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.>

15th Century

First Known Use of irritation

15th century


IRRITATION Defined for Kids

irritation

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noun ir·ri·ta·tion \ˌir-ə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of irritation for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of making annoyed or sore and sensitive :  the state of being annoyed or sore and sensitive <irritation of the skin>

  2. 2 :  irritant 1


Medical Dictionary

irritation

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noun ir·ri·ta·tion \ˌir-ə-ˈtā-shən\

Medical Definition of irritation

  1. 1a:  the act of irritatingb:  something that irritatesc:  the state of being irritated

  2. 2:  a condition of irritability, soreness, roughness, or inflammation of a bodily part



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