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irritates

verb
present tense third-person singular of irritate

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2 to make sore by continued rubbing
  • new shoes usually irritate my feet

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“Irritates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/irritates. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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