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Definition of Irritate

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 have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
E. M. Forster

The current neglect of the problem can only irritate this deplorable state of affairs. The Black Muslims should constitute a warning to our society, a warning that must be heeded if we are to preserve the society.
Andrew Goodman

Success turns a lot of people off. I have a pretty solid sense of joy and respect that irritates people, and can irritate me, too.
Dave Matthews
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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