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Definitions of irritation

  1. the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an uncomfortable feeling in some part of the body Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of exciting, or the condition of being excited to action, by stimulation; -- as, the condition of an organ of sense, when its nerve is affected by some external body; esp., the act of exciting muscle fibers to contraction, by artificial stimulation; as, the irritation of a motor nerve by electricity; also, the condition of a muscle and nerve, under such stimulation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A condition of morbid excitability or oversensitiveness of an organ or part of the body; a state in which the application of ordinary stimuli produces pain or excessive or vitiated action. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of exasperating; the state of being provoked or vexed; exasperation; vexation; heat and redness caused in an organ, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Act of irritating or exciting: excitement: (med.) a vitiated state of sensation or action. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. The act of irritating; the state of being irritated; excitement; excitement of anger or passion; excitement of muscular action by stimuli operating on the nervous system; a vitiated and abnormal state of sensation or action. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. The act of exciting heat or redness in the skin; the heat so produced; excitement of anger or passion; provocation; anger. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Irritative. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for irritation

  1. And he was turning to leave the room with a mixture of feelings- irritation and some disappointment, mingled nevertheless with a certain sense of relief, for he had dreaded this last lesson- when a slight, a very slight sound seeming to come from somewhere near the windows, caught his ear. – A Christmas Posy by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  2. But the boy, worn with pain and weary with never- ending irritation said if he was taken- No matter. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
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