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irritation

ir·ri·ta·tion

irritation

pronunciation:
I rih teI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: 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.
definition 2: the condition of being irritated.
She didn't like his jokes, and her irritation showed on her face.
definition 3: inflammation or soreness of a tissue, or the act of causing this condition.
The cream will take away the irritation of the skin.
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The word irritation contains the following part:
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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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 , alteration ).