irritate

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Pronunciation[change]

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Verb[change]

Plain form
irritate

Third-person singular
irritates

Past tense
irritated

Past participle
irritated

Present participle
irritating

  1. (transitive) If you irritate someone, you make them a little angry.
    My brother often pokes me and it really irritates me.
  2. (medicine) (transitive) The act of causing swelling, itching, redness or pain to the body.
    A bite from an insect is likely to irritate you.