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Definition of irritate:

  1. Excited; heightened.
  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. To increase the action or violence of; to heighten excitement in; to intensify; to stimulate.
  4. To make morbidly excitable, or oversensitive; to fret; as, the skin is irritated by friction; to irritate a wound by a coarse bandage.
  5. To produce irritation in; to stimulate; to cause to contract. See Irritation, n., 2.
  6. To render null and void.


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