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Irritation meaning

irritation - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of irritating, or exciting, or the state of being irritated; excitement; stimulation, usually of an undue and uncomfortable kind; especially, excitement of anger or passion; provocation; annoyance; anger.
  2. 2. The act of exciting, or the condition of being excited to action, by stimulation; -- as, the condition of an organ of sense, when its nerve is affected by some external body; esp., the act of exciting muscle fibers to contraction, by artificial stimulation; as, the irritation of a motor nerve by electricity; also, the condition of a muscle and nerve, under such stimulation.
  3. 3. A condition of morbid excitability or oversensitiveness of an organ or part of the body; a state in which the application of ordinary stimuli produces pain or excessive or vitiated action.

irritation - examples of usage

  1. These remarks indicated clearly enough that Rodney's nerves were in a state of irritation, and Denham speedily woke to the situation of the world as it had been one hour ago. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. He glanced with half a smile, in spite of his gloomy irritation, at his sister. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. She sighed involuntarily, and the sigh annoyed Ralph, and he exclaimed with irritation: " It's pretty hard lines to stick a boy into an office at seventeen!" - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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