Definitions of irritation

  1. unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of troubling or annoying someone Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an uncomfortable feeling in some part of the body Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation; "any food produced irritation of the stomach" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. The act of irritating, or exciting, or the state of being irritated; excitement; stimulation, usually of an undue and uncomfortable kind; especially, excitement of anger or passion; provocation; annoyance; anger. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Irritative. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. 1. Extreme reaction of the tissues to an insult or injury, incipient inflammation. 2. The normal response of nerve or muscle to a stimulus. 3. The provocation of a normal or exaggerated reaction in the tissues by the application of a stimulus. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. Morbid excitement; condition produced by an irritant. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. The state of a tissue or organ, in which there is excess of vital movement; commonly manifested by increase of the circulation and sensibility. Broussais defines irritation to be; - the condition of an organ, the excitation of which is carried to so high a degree, that the equilibrium resulting from the balance of all the functions is broken. In this signification, he also uses the word surirritation, which he considered as a higher degree, and as the essential cause of fever. Irritation is the precursor of inflammation. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  19. [Latin] The act of stimulating or exciting in order to produce a reaction. na
  20. [Latin] The state of excitation provoked by stimulation; especially, a state of over-excitation due to the excessive reaction of a part to stimuli, and not associated with structural changes. I. may be due to the over-application of stimuli to a part (Direct i.), to reflex influences originating in other parts (Reflex i, Sympathetic i. ), or to excess of functional activity (Functional i.), although the latter term is generally used to denote a condition like spinal i. in which without gross disease there is marked derangement of function, so that slight exertion produces marked symptoms. Heretic irritation, with the production of hectic fever; properly a form of septicaemia. Spinal irritation, see Spinal. na
  21. The act of stimulating. American pocket medical dictionary.
  22. A state of over-excitation and undue sensitiveness. American pocket medical dictionary.
  23. The act of stirring up or provoking to activity. Excitement of a bodily part or organ to excessive sensitiveness or unhealthy action. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  24. The state of being irritated Appleton's medical dictionary.
  25. n. Act of irritating ; excitement of anger or passion ; provocation ; exasperation ; anger;—the act of exciting heat, redness, action in the skin or flesh by friction or external stimulus a morbid sensation or action, or both in conjunction, produced by natural, medicinal, or mechanical agents. Cabinet Dictionary
  26. Provocation, exasperation; stimulation. Complete Dictionary