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Synonyms for irritate



Synonyms for irritate

to trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations

to make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction

to cause to become sore or inflamed

Synonyms for irritate

excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame

excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus

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Some medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, can irritate the stomach lining, so administering with or immediately after a meal or with an antacid minimizes the possibility of irritation.
But for years it has been suggested that they can irritate the skin and might worsen the symptoms of people with eczema.
Language expert Dr Jeremy Smith, of Glasgow University, added: "This MP is really saying it's the people that irritate him, not the accent.
HIBS will play a danerous game at Parkhead his afternoon - by doing heir best to irritate the 0,000 Celtic fans.
Berger, linked many of the skin problems they were seeing to the '60s styles - greasy hair, belted hip-huggers that chafe, headbands that irritate.
ORAL sex, especially if it's vigorous, can irritate the head of any penis.
A skin-delivery system for NSAIDs may be an important advance in the management of arthritis symptoms, because oral NSAIDs can irritate the stomach, said Dr.
THIS might irritate you but in the light of recent events 3am has suspended our Most Irritating People in Britain poll for a week.
Any assault on my integrity irritates me, to say the least.
I will leave you with this thought, and probably live to regret it, what irritates you about me?