HyperDic: irritate

English > 3 senses of the word irritate:
VERBemotionirritate, annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devilcause annoyance in
bodyirritateexcite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame
changeirritateexcite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus
irritate > pronunciation
Soundsih'rihtey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > irritate: 3 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningCause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will irritate him; The performance is likely to irritate Sue
Example "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
Synonymsannoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil
Narrowerantagonize, antagoniseProvoke the hostility of
eat into, fret, rankle, grategnaw into
fretCause annoyance in
get, get under one's skinirritate
harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provokeannoy continually or chronically
peeveCause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
ruffleTrouble or vex
BroaderdispleaseGive displeasure to
Similar tochafeFeel extreme / extreme irritation or anger
Spanishagobiar, enfadar, fastidiar, incomodar, irritar, molestar, mortificar, provocar, vejar
Catalanamoïnar, atabalar, enfadar, fastidiar, incomodar, irritar, molestar, mortificar, provocar, vexar
Nounsirritantsomething that causes irritation and annoyance
irritationunfriendly behavior that causes anger / anger or resentment
irritationthe act of troubling or annoying someone
irritationa sudden outburst of anger / anger
irritationthe psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
English > irritate: 3 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningexcite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"Aspirin irritates my stomach"
Narrowerchafe, gall, fretBecome or make sore by or as if by rubbing
rub, scratch, itchscrape or rub as if to relieve itching
Broaderworsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperatemake worse
OppositesootheCause to feel better
Spanishenconar, irritar
Catalanirritar
Adjectivesirritative(used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite
Nounsirritationan uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress
irritation(pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation
English > irritate: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningexcite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"irritate the glands of a leaf"
CategoryphysiologyThe branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
Narrowerpinch, vellicateirritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear
Broaderstimulate, exciteact as a stimulant
Adjectivesirritative(used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite
Nounsirritationthe neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland

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