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irritate

Pronunciation: /ˈɪrəteɪt; ˈɪrɪteɪt/

Translation of irritate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (annoy) irritar, molestar the constant buzzing irritated me beyond endurance el zumbido constante me sacaba de quicio or de las casillas
    Example sentences
    • Later that evening, Jenny remarked that she was irritated with Sara.
    • Ryan asked, but Meg could tell he wasn't irritated; his tone was teasingly amiable.
    • The situation was made worse when Jason made a remark that had irritated her.
  • 2 (make sore) [skin/scalp/membrane] irritar
    Example sentences
    • The top of the femoral canal may be reinforced by a mesh made of a synthetic material that does not irritate the body.
    • Without the protection of the eyelid, the inside of the eyelid and the surface of your eye may become dry, irritated and inflamed.
    • Every single square inch of your body is irritated.

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