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irritate

verb [T]  /ˈɪr·ɪˌteɪt/ us  

irritate verb [T] (ANNOY)

to annoy or make angry: After a while the noise began to irritate him.

irritate verb [T] (MAKE SORE)

to make something sore or painful, or to cause an uncomfortable physical reaction: At first my contact lenses irritated my eyes.
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