- The act of irritating or annoying
- What irritation causes you to be so moody?
- The state of being irritated
- 2012 March-April, Anna Lena Phillips, “Sneaky Silk Moths”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 172:
- Last spring, the periodical cicadas emerged across eastern North America. Their vast numbers and short above-ground life spans inspired awe and irritation in humans—and made for good meals for birds and small mammals.
- A things or person that annoys
- Synonym: pain in the neck
- (physiology) a state of inflammation or painful reaction to allergy or cell-lining damage.
- 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.
- 1975, Richard I. Feinbloom, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Child Health Encyclopedia: The Complete Guide for Parents:
- Hip pain is a common complaint in children and may indicate a very mild irritation in the hip joint or may be the symptom of a very severe abnormality
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the act of irritating
the act of exciting, or the condition of being excited to action, by stimulation
oversensitiveness of part of the body
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irritation f (plural irritations)
- irritation (all senses)