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irritation

noun [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 (= 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.
Translations of “irritation”
in Korean 자극, 짜증나게 하는 것…
in Arabic ازعاج…
in Portuguese irritação…
in Catalan irritació, enuig…
in Japanese 刺激, 炎症, いらだち…
in Italian irritazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 激怒, 激怒,惱火…
in Chinese (Simplified) 激怒, 激怒,使恼火…
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