irritate


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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.
Say a company wants to test a new, improved household cleaner to see if it will irritate human skin.
Don't use anti-dandruff shampoos more than once every two weeks as they contain ingredients such as selenium that can irritate the scalp.
There are certain foods such as dairy products and wheat that can irritate the sinuses and lead to problems.
l Avoid perfumed soaps, sprays, deodorants and disinfectants, which can all irritate the delicate skin.
HIBS will play a danerous game at Parkhead his afternoon - by doing heir best to irritate the 0,000 Celtic fans.
ORAL sex, especially if it's vigorous, can irritate the head of any penis.
Language expert Dr Jeremy Smith, of Glasgow University, added: "This MP is really saying it's the people that irritate him, not the accent.
THIS might irritate you but in the light of recent events 3am has suspended our Most Irritating People in Britain poll for a week.
Holly nipped over to London for a brief visit - during which she squeezed in her excruciating No 1 hit Kiss Kiss and managed to irritate all and sundry in record time.
'Their bellies expand too quickly, which irritates the diaphragm,'.
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?
It irritates me that the NBC and others speak of the freedom fighters of Syria as rebels.