Irritate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɪrɪteɪt|  American pronunciation of the word irritate
Brit.  |ˈɪrɪteɪt|  British pronunciation of the word irritate


- cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations (syn: annoy, bother, chafe, devil, gravel, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex)
It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
- excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame
Aspirin irritates my stomach
- excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus
irritate the glands of a leaf

Extra examples

It's his arrogance that really irritates me.

The other passengers were irritated by the child's rudeness.

Harsh soaps can irritate the skin.

He did not wish to irritate the enemy.

A testament has been irritated.

It really irritates me when he doesn't help around the house.

This cream may irritate sensitive skin.

It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

Aspirin irritates my stomach

His obsequious manner was beginning to irritate me.

The child's incessant talking started to irritate her.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: irritate
he/she/it: irritates
present participle: irritating
past tense: irritated
past participle: irritated
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