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i ri tay shuhn

  • n  the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
  • n  a sudden outburst of anger
  • n  (pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation
    any food produced irritation of the stomach
  • n  the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland
  • n  an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress
  • n  unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
  • n  the act of troubling or annoying someone

  • Unlike the Italian high court, though, we will not deconstruct the exact significance of what is affectionately abbreviated as "vaffa" when the irritation is a bit less extreme.
  • So says a British dermatologist, who claims that most soaps today get people clean by removing from their skins the very things that nature put there to guard against irritation .
  • Sap can cause skin irritation and, if rubbed in the eyes, blindness.
News & Articles

  • Inslee takes the gloves off, blasts GOP for stalemate
    Gov. Jay Inslee lives for days like Tuesday. Initially, some said they observed frustration in his face and heard irritation in his voice. More likely, he was just warming up his facial muscles and vocal chords because moments into his comments, the rookie Democratic governor delivered one mean whomping to the Republicans controlling the actions of the Senate.
    June 16, 2013 - Everett Herald
  • Don’t get the itch to touch poison ivy or its irritating relatives
    Leaves of three; let it be.   Those are six words to live by during the summer months for anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors. Those three leaves belong to poison ivy, a native plant that can cause itching, irritation and blisters on the skin of those who come in contact with the oil from bruised leaves or stems.
    June 16, 2013 - Peoria Journal Star

  • Bruce Froemming in
    Froemming called it "just a little irritation."
  • Jimmie Johnson in USA Today
    It doesn't weigh as much as a Brickyard win or a Daytona 500 win or even winning at Bristol,he said. "This is just an irritation. I know I can do this. I get in other road course cars, and I'm plenty fast and competitive. I've run good at...
  • Marvin Lewis in
    We're trying to get it not a week-to-week thing,Lewis said. "We want to get the thing calmed down so it doesn't give him any irritation or problems at all."

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