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irritate

ir·ri·tate

irritate

 
 
pronunciation:
I rih teIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: irritated, irritates, irritating
definition 1: to anger or annoy.
synonyms:
annoy, irk, nettle, peeve, rile, vex
antonyms:
enchant, pacify
similar words:
aggravate, anger, bother, bug, exasperate, gall, grate, gripe, miff, pester, rasp, ruffle, trouble
definition 2: to set off some characteristic physical function or response in (living tissue), or make abnormally sensitive; excite; inflame.
synonyms:
excite, inflame
antonyms:
soothe
similar words:
aggravate, elicit, exacerbate, incite, induce, provoke, stimulate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to provoke anger or annoyance.
synonyms:
annoy
similar words:
ruffle
definition 2: to stimulate a characteristic function or response, or produce a sensitive or inflamed condition, in living tissue.
similar words:
stimulate
derivation: irritator (n.)
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