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Definitions of irritable

  1. easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (physiology) capable of responding to stimuli Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (pathology) abnormally sensitive to a stimulus Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. capable of responding to stimuli Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. abnormally sensitive to a stimulus Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. Capable of being irriated. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Very susceptible of anger or passion; easily inflamed or exasperated; as, an irritable temper. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Endowed with irritability; susceptible of irritation; capable of being excited to action by the application of certain stimuli. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Susceptible of irritation; unduly sensitive to irritants or stimuli. See Irritation, n., 3. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Easily provoked to anger; easily caused to perform some physical function. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Irritability, irritableness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Capable of reacting to a stimulus, or tending to react immoderately to a stimulus. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  13. Condition in which irritation is easily produced. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  14. That may be irritated: easily provoked: (med.) susceptible of excitement or irritation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. IRRITABLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. IRRITABLENESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Easily provoked; susceptible of excitement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Impatient; easily angered or excited. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Susceptible of irritation; easily inflamed or exasperated; excitable under stimuli. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Easily provoked or made angry. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. That which is endowed with irritability. Every living organized tissue is irritable; that is, capable of feeling an appropriate stimulus, and of moving responsive to such stimulus. Irritable is often used in the same sense as impressible, as when we speak of an irritable person, or habit, or temper. This last condition has been variously termed. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  22. [Latin] Capable of reacting to an external stimulus as I. muscles. na
  23. [Latin] Reacting unduly to stimuli; displaying abnormally heightened functional activity; as I. bladder. na
  24. Easily annoyed, whence irritably adv.; (of organ or part) very sensitive to contact &c.; (Physiol., of muscles& nerves) capable of being excited to vital action by physical stimulus. So irritability n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. Capable of reacting to a stimulus. American pocket medical dictionary.
  26. Abnormally sensitive to stimuli. American pocket medical dictionary.
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