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verb [transitive]     irritate pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleirritating
past tenseirritated
past participleirritated
  1. 1
    to make someone 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. 2
    to hurt a part of your body, making it painful, red, or swollen

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