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Meaning of word irritate from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

irritate   verb

Meaning : Cause annoyance in. Disturb, especially by minor irritations.

Example : Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me.
It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves.

Synonyms : annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex

Meaning : Excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame.

Example : Aspirin irritates my stomach.

Cause to feel better.

The medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation.

Meaning : Excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus.

Example : Irritate the glands of a leaf.