What does the word irritate mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Irritability.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To anger; provoke; inflame.

Usage examples for irritate

  1. He could irritate her as no one else. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  2. Fainacky is consumed by a desire to irritate still further this insulting woman, and to do Treurenberg an injury. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  3. The execution of such a measure would be useless; it would lead to nothing, or rather it would serve to irritate public feeling. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
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