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irritation

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
ir‧ri‧ta‧tion
1 [uncountable] the feeling of being annoyed about something, especially something that happens repeatedly or for a long time:
The heavy traffic is a constant source of irritation.
irritation at/with
The doctor's irritation at being interrupted showed.
2 [countable] something that makes you annoyed:
The children are just an irritation for him when he's trying to work.
3 [uncountable]MI a painful, sore feeling on a part of your body:
The astringent can cause irritation to sensitive skin.
a throat irritation

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