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  • 21 irritate — verb 1》 make annoyed or angry. 2》 cause inflammation in (a part of the body). 3》 Biology stimulate (an organism, cell, etc.) to produce an active response. Derivatives irritated adjective irritatedly adverb irritating adjective irritatingly… …

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  • 22 irritate — verb (T) 1 to make someone feel annoyed or impatient over a long period, especially by repeatedly doing something: This cream may irritate sensitive skin. 2 to make a part of your body painful and sore …

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  • 23 irritate — verb 1) they seem to enjoy irritating me Syn: annoy, vex, make angry, make cross, anger, exasperate, irk, gall, pique, nettle, put out, antagonize, get on someone s nerves, try someone s patience, ruffle someone s feathers, make someone s hackles …

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  • 24 irritate — verb a) To provoke impatience, anger, or displeasure. b) To introduce irritability. Syn: provoke, rile …

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  • 25 irritate — Synonyms and related words: abrade, afflict, affront, agent provocateur, aggravate, agonize, ail, alienate, amplify, anger, annoy, arouse, augment, bite, bother, bristle, bug, build up, burn, burn up, chafe, come between, convulse, crucify, cut,… …

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  • 26 irritate — ir·ri·tate || ɪrɪteɪt v. annoy, bother, aggravate, anger; cause inflammation or extreme sensitivity (Medicine) …

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  • 27 irritate — v. a. 1. Provoke, nettle, chafe, incense, exasperate, enrage, anger, fret, offend, vex, annoy, tease, gall. 2. (Med.) Inflame (by friction), excite, stimulate …

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  • 28 irritate — v 1. vex, provoke, pique, annoy, irk, peeve, nettle, chafe, get on [s.o. s] nerves, tread on [s.o. s] toes, go against the grain, Chiefly U.S. rile, Inf. aggravate, Inf. miff, Inf. give [s.o.] a pain, Inf. rub [s.o.] the wrong way, Inf. get under …

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  • 29 irritate — ir·ri·tate …

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  • 30 irritate — verb 1) his tone irritated her Syn: annoy, bother, vex, make cross, exasperate, infuriate, anger, madden; Brit. rub up the wrong way; informal aggravate, peeve, rile, needle, get (to), bug, hack off; Brit.; infor …

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  • 31 irritate — [ˈɪrɪˌteɪt] verb [T] 1) to make you feel annoyed or angry That little noise he makes really irritates me.[/ex] 2) to make part of your body painful or swollen irritation [ˌɪrɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n] noun [U] …

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  • 32 irritate — ir•ri•tate [[t]ˈɪr ɪˌteɪt[/t]] v. tat•ed, tat•ing 1) to excite to impatience or anger; annoy 2) phl Physiol., Biol. to excite (a living system) to some characteristic action or function 3) pat Pathol. to bring (a body part) to an abnormally… …

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  • 33 irritate — /ˈɪrəteɪt / (say iruhtayt) verb (t) (irritated, irritating) 1. to excite to impatience or anger. 2. Physiology, Biology to excite (a living system) to some characteristic action or function. 3. Pathology to bring (a bodily part, etc.) to an… …

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  • 34 irritate —   Ho oukiuki, ho ouluhua …

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  • 35 irritate — v.tr. 1 excite to anger; annoy. 2 stimulate discomfort or pain in (a part of the body). 3 Biol. stimulate (an organ) to action. Derivatives: irritatedly adv. irritating adj. irritatingly adv. irritation n. irritative adj. irritator n. Etymology:… …

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  • 36 How to Irritate People — Filmdaten Originaltitel How to Irritate People Produktionsland Großbritannien …

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  • 37 How to Irritate People — Infobox Film name = How to Irritate People caption = DVD cover director = Ian Fordyce producer = David Frost writer = Tim Brooke Taylor Graham Chapman John Cleese Marty Feldman starring = John Cleese Tim Brooke Taylor Graham Chapman Michael Palin …

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  • 38 How to Make Enemies and Irritate People — Infobox Album | Name = How To Make Enemies and Irritate People Type = Album Artist = Screeching Weasel Released = 1994, 2005 Recorded = 1994 Genre = Punk rock, pop punk Length = 28:33 Label = Lookout!, Asian Man Producer = Mass Giorgini, Ben… …

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  • 39 aggravate, annoy, irritate — Aggravate means to intensify, to increase something unpleasant, to make worse, to make more grave or serious. Used informally and loosely, aggravate means to irritate, to annoy. Annoy means to harass, to pester, to disturb, to irritate by… …

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  • 40 Irritated — Irritate Ir ri*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Irritated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Irritating}.] [L. irritatus, p. p. of irritare. Of doubtful origin.] [1913 Webster] 1. To increase the action or violence of; to heighten excitement in; to intensify; to… …

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