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Irritate

Ir´ri`tate
v. t.1.To render null and void.
1.
[imp. & p. p. Irritated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Irritating .]
1.To increase the action or violence of; to heighten excitement in; to intensify; to stimulate.
2.To excite anger or displeasure in; to provoke; to tease; to exasperate; to annoy; to vex; as, the insolence of a tyrant irritates his subjects.
3.(Physiol.) To produce irritation in; to stimulate; to cause to contract. See Irritation, n., 2.
4.(Med.) To make morbidly excitable, or oversensitive; to fret; as, the skin is irritated by friction; to irritate a wound by a coarse bandage.
a.1.Excited; heightened.
Verb1.irritate - cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
2.irritate - excite to an abnormal condition, of chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach"
Antonyms:
soothe - cause to feel better; "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"
3.irritate - 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"
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