- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||the act of irritating, or that which irritates.
His irritation of the cat made it run away.The buzzing of the flies was an irritation.
||the condition of being irritated.
She didn't like his jokes, and her irritation showed on her face.
||inflammation or soreness of a tissue, or the act of causing this condition.
The cream will take away the irritation of the skin.
The word irritation
contains the following part:
that means the act, process, or result of
More about this word part:
The suffix -ation
is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration
). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information