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[ir-i-tey-shuh n] /ˌɪr ɪˈteɪ ʃən/

the act of irritating or the state of being irritated.
something that irritates.
Physiology, Pathology.

something that irritates
the act of irritating or the condition of being irritated

early 15c., in reference to sores and morbid swelling, from Middle French irritation or directly from Latin irritationem (nominative irritatio) “incitement, irritation,” noun of action from past participle stem of irritare (see irritate).

irritation ir·ri·ta·tion (ĭr’ĭ-tā’shən)


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