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Definition of Irritate


  1. To render null and void.
  2. To increase the action or violence of; to heighten excitement in; to intensify; to stimulate.
  3. 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.
  4. To produce irritation in; to stimulate; to cause to contract. See Irritation, n., 2.
  5. To make morbidly excitable, or oversensitive; to fret; as, the skin is irritated by friction; to irritate a wound by a coarse bandage.
  6. Excited; heightened.

Irritate Quotations

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
Fran Lebowitz

Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.
Queen Victoria

I irritate the wife because of my private dancing.
Brian McDermott

When I was a kid, I used to pretend to be Bond; I used to make up scenarios and irritate my sister and annoy my mother and father pretending to be someone else, so I kind of was already acting when I was a child. I just didn't really know it.
Aneurin Barnard

There's been a lot of speculation about every single girl I'm with and it actually does quite irritate me after a while, more so because it's a complete pain for the girls.
Prince William
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Irritate Translations

irritate in French is irritons, irritent, irritez
irritate in German is irritiere, irritieren
irritate in Italian is esacerbare
irritate in Latin is exulcero
irritate in Norwegian is irritere
irritate in Spanish is pinchar
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