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Definition of Irritates

Irritate
Irritate Ir"ri*tate, v. t. [See 1 st Irritant.] To render null and void. [R.] --Abp. Bramhall.
Irritate
Irritate Ir"ri*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Irritated; p. pr. & vb. n. Irritating.] [L. irritatus, p. p. of irritare. Of doubtful origin.] 1. To increase the action or violence of; to heighten excitement in; to intensify; to stimulate. Cold maketh the spirits vigorous and irritateth them. --Bacon. 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. Dismiss the man, nor irritate the god: Prevent the rage of him who reigns above. --Pope. 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. Syn: To fret; inflame; excite; provoke; tease; vex; exasperate; anger; incense; enrage. Usage: To Irritate, Provoke, Exasperate. These words express different stages of excited or angry feeling. Irritate denotes an excitement of quick and slightly angry feeling which is only momentary; as, irritated by a hasty remark. To provoke implies the awakening of some open expression of decided anger; as, a provoking insult. Exasperate denotes a provoking of anger at something unendurable. Whatever comes across our feelings irritates; whatever excites anger provokes; whatever raises anger to a high point exasperates. ``Susceptible and nervous people are most easily irritated; proud people are quickly provoked; hot and fiery people are soonest exasperated.' --Crabb.
Irritate
Irritate Ir"ri*tate, a. Excited; heightened. [Obs.]

Meaning of Irritates from wikipedia

- Irritator is a genus of spinosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived in what is now Brazil during the Albian stage of the Early Cretaceous Period, about 110...
- can feel pain, but it is known that they react to irritants. When an irritating object becomes trapped within an oyster's s****, it deposits layers of...
- community through his friend, Bebe Rebozo, who often suggested ways of irritating Castro. These activities concerned the Soviets and Cubans, who feared...
- Bumgarner, p. 285 Bumgarner, p. 204 Boyd, Gerald M (August 2, 1985). "'Irritated Skin' is Removed from Side of Reagan's Nose". The New York Times. Retrieved...
- Retrieved March 23, 2017. Respers, Lisa (April 14, 2009). "Moisture, cold irritate some smart phone users". CNN. Retrieved November 5, 2009. Epstein, Zach...
- to give them a lawful successor to the kingdom by his niece. This so irritated Alexander, that throwing one of the cups at his head, "You villain," said...
- her acting coaches—first Natasha Lytess and later Paula Strasberg—also irritated directors. Monroe's problems have been attributed to a combination of...
- horse into action, so Socrates stung various Athenians), insofar as he irritated some people with considerations of justice and the pursuit of goodness...
- language, a process that required many revisions from an increasingly irritated Hawking. The book was published in April 1988 in the US and in June in...
- Paris, during Wilde's later incarceration. Wilde, who had first set out to irritate Victorian society with his dress and talking points, then outrage it with...
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