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To make (someone) annoyed or a little angry
“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
“Antiseptics may actually irritate the wound or cause an allergic reaction.”
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To make sore by rubbing against
“Years ago, nuns would wear rough clothes, and the fabric would irritate their skins.”
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