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irritate

ir·ri·tate

irritate

 
 
pronunciation:
I rih teIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: irritated, irritates, irritating
definition 1: to anger or bother.
When you chew your gum noisily, it irritates me.
synonyms:
annoy
antonyms:
enchant, pacify
similar words:
aggravate, anger, bother, bug, exasperate, grate, pester, ruffle, trouble
definition 2: to make sore, red, or raw; inflame.
The smoke irritated my eyes.
synonyms:
excite, inflame
antonyms:
soothe
similar words:
aggravate, incite, provoke, stimulate
derivation: irritator (n.)
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