- From the verb irritate: (⇒ conjugate)
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- v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
- v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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ir•ri•tat•ed /ˈɪrɪˌteɪtɪd/USA pronunciation
adj. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
showing signs of irritation:the baby's irritated skin.
made impatient:I soon became irritated by her grouchiness.
(ir′i tā′tid),USA pronunciation adj. WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
- angered, provoked, or annoyed.
- inflamed or made raw, as a part of the body.
ir•ri•tate /ˈɪrɪˌteɪt/USA pronunciation
v., -tat•ed, -tat•ing. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- to cause (someone) to have a feeling of impatience or anger;
annoy:[~ + object]Her whining really irritates me.
- to cause (someone to have) a feeling of itching or other irritation on the skin or on a part of the body: [no object]That chemical irritates if it gets on your skin.[~ + object]Harsh soap irritates her skin.
(ir′i tāt′),USA pronunciation v., -tat•ed, -tat•ing. v.t.
- to excite to impatience or anger;
- Physiologyto excite (a living system) to some characteristic action or function.
- Pathologyto bring (a body part) to an abnormally excited or sensitive condition.
- to cause irritation or become irritated.
- Latin irrītātus, past participle of irrītāre to arouse to anger, excite, aggravate, equivalent. to irritā- verb, verbal stem + -tus past participle suffix
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged vex, chafe, fret, gall;
nettle, ruffle, pique;
incense, enrage, infuriate, inflame. Irritate, exasperate, provoke mean to annoy or stir to anger. To irritate is to excite to impatience or angry feeling, often of no great depth or duration:to irritate by refusing to explain an action.To exasperate is to irritate to a point where self-control is threatened or lost:to exasperate by continual delays and excuses.To provoke is to stir to a sudden, strong feeling of resentful anger as by unwarrantable acts or wanton annoyance:to tease and provoke an animal until it attacks.
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irritate /ˈɪrɪˌteɪt/ vb
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin irrītāre to provoke, exasperateˈirriˌtator n
- to annoy or anger (someone)
- (transitive) to stimulate (an organism or part) to respond in a characteristic manner
- (transitive) to cause (a bodily organ or part) to become excessively stimulated, resulting in inflammation, tenderness, etc
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