irritate

  • 1 Irritate — Ir ri*tate, a. Excited; heightened. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Irritate — Ir ri*tate, v. t. [See 1 st {Irritant}.] To render null and void. [R.] Abp. Bramhall. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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 stimulate.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 irritate — verb ( tated; tating) Etymology: Latin irritatus, past participle of irritare Date: 1598 transitive verb 1. to provoke impatience, anger, or displeasure in ; annoy 2. to induce irritability in or of intransitive verb to cause or induce… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 5 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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  • 6 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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  • 7 How to Irritate People — Filmdaten Originaltitel How to Irritate People Produktionsland Großbritannien …

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  • 8 irritate — irritator, n. /ir i tayt /, v., irritated, irritating. v.t. 1. to excite to impatience or anger; annoy. 2. Physiol., Biol. to excite (a living system) to some characteristic action or function. 3. Pathol. to bring (a body part) to an abnormally… …

    Universalium

  • 9 irritate — I verb affront, aggravate, agitate, anger, annoy, badger, bother, bully, chafe, discompose, displease, disturb, enrage, exacerbate, exasperate, excite anger, excite impatience, fret, gall, give offense, grate, harass, hector, incense, inflame,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 irritate — ir·ri·tate ir ə .tāt vb, tat·ed; tat·ing vt 1) to provoke impatience, anger, or displeasure in 2) to cause (an organ or tissue) to be irritable: produce irritation in <harsh soaps may irritate the skin> 3) to produce excitation in (as a… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 11 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… …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 12 irritate — See aggravate. See aggravate, annoy, irritate …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 13 irritate — verb ADVERB ▪ really ▪ That man really irritates me! ▪ slightly ▪ easily ▪ She was moody at times and easily irritated. Irritate i …

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  • 14 irritate — v. 1) to irritate greatly, very much 2) (R) it irritated me (to learn) that she had been promoted * * * [ ɪrɪteɪt] very much (R) it irritated me (to learn) that she had been promoted to irritate greatly …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 irritate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. annoy, provoke, vex, bother, trouble; irk, exasperate, chafe, nettle, ruffle. See excitement, violence, resentment. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To bother] Syn. provoke, annoy, exasperate, pester, peeve …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 irritate — ir|ri|tate [ˈırıteıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of irritare to cause strong feelings in, excite ] 1.) to make someone feel annoyed or impatient, especially by doing something many times or for a long period of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 irritate — ir|ri|tate [ ırı,teıt ] verb transitive * 1. ) to make you feel annoyed or impatient: The more intrusive advertisements become, the more they irritate Web users. It s the little things that begin to irritate you. 2. ) to hurt a part of your body …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 irritate — (v.) 1530s, stimulate to action, rouse, incite, from L. irritatus, pp. of irritare excite, provoke. An earlier verb form was irrite (mid 15c.), from O.Fr. irriter. Meaning annoy, make impatient is from 1590s. Related: Irritated; irritating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 19 irritate — [[t]ɪ̱rɪteɪt[/t]] irritates, irritating, irritated 1) VERB If something irritates you, it keeps annoying you. [V n] Their attitude irritates me... [V n] Perhaps they were irritated by the sound of crying. Syn …

    English dictionary

  • 20 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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