July 29, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
irritate /ˈirəˌteɪt/ verb

irritates; irritated; irritating

The girl is irritating the man.
The girl is irritating the man.
Learner's definition of IRRITATE

[+ object]

1 : to make (someone) impatient, angry, or annoyed

  • It's his arrogance that really irritates me.

  • The other passengers were irritated by the child's rudeness.

2 : to make (part of your body) sore or painful

  • Harsh soaps can irritate the skin.

irritated adjective [more irritated; most irritated]

  • I've never seen him looking so irritated.

  • an area of skin that is very irritated and sore

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