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English definition of “irritation”

irritation

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌɪr.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us  

irritation noun [C or U] (ANGER)

C2 the feeling of being angry or annoyed, or something that makes you feel like this: That kind of behaviour is sure to cause irritation. Traffic noise is just one of several minor irritations (= small problems).

irritation noun [C or U] (SORE FEELING)

a painful or sore feeling in a part of the body: It is an antiseptic cream suitable for minor skin irritations. The strap had rubbed against his skin and caused irritation.
(Definition of irritation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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