• IPA: /ˌɪɹɪˈteɪʃən/


  1. The act of irritating or annoying
    What irritation causes you to be so moody?
  2. The state of being irritated
  3. 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; especially, 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.
  4. 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.
Related terms Translations Translations
  • German: Irritation
  • Russian: возбужде́ние
  • German: Irritation
  • Russian: раздраже́ние

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