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To make (someone) annoyed or a little angry
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“Their loud voices were beginning to irritate me, and I could feel my headache sharpen.”
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To cause inflammation to (one's skin)
“Air that is too dry can irritate the lining of your nose, throat, and sinuses.”
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To aggravate, especially a wound
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“Antiseptics may actually irritate the wound or cause an allergic reaction.”
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To make sore by rubbing against
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“Years ago, nuns would wear rough clothes, and the fabric would irritate their skins.”
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To tease, typically in a good-natured way
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To speak to or treat with disrespect or scornful abuse
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Make passionate, instill passion in
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Become or make annoyed or impatient because of a restriction or inconvenience
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To stroke or touch, especially in a manner that causes laughter and twitching
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Cause a tingling sensation in
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