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irritate

verb [T] uk   /ˈɪr.ɪ.teɪt/ us  

irritate verb [T] (MAKE ANGRY)

C1 to make someone angry or annoyed: After a while her behaviour really began to irritate me.

irritate verb [T] (MAKE SORE)

to make a part of your body sore or painful: At first my contact lenses irritated my eyes.
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