irritation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"irritation" in British English

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irritationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌɪr.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/

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 (= ​smallproblems).

irritation noun [C or U] (SORE FEELING)

a ​painful or ​sorefeeling in a ​part of the ​body: It is an ​antisepticcreamsuitable for ​minor skin irritations. The ​strap had ​rubbed against his ​skin and ​caused irritation.
(Definition of irritation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"irritation" in American English

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irritationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌɪr·ɪˈteɪ·ʃən/

irritation noun [C/U] (ANNOYANCE)

something that ​annoys you or makes you ​angry: [C] minor irritations

irritation noun [C/U] (SORE)

a ​sore or ​reddenedarea on the ​skin or other ​part of the ​body: [C] a ​skin irritation
(Definition of irritation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “irritation”
in Arabic ازعاج…
in Korean 자극, 짜증나게 하는 것…
in Portuguese irritação…
in Catalan irritació, enuig…
in Japanese 刺激, 炎症, いらだち…
in Chinese (Simplified) 激怒, 激怒,使恼火…
in Chinese (Traditional) 激怒, 激怒,惱火…
in Italian irritazione…
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