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ir·ri·ta·ble

 (ĭr′ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Easily irritated or annoyed.
2. Medicine Abnormally or excessively sensitive to a stimulus: irritable bladder.
3. Capable of responding to a stimulus. Used of an organism.

[French irritable, from Latin irrītābilis, from irrītāre, to irritate.]

ir′ri·ta·bil′i·ty (-bĭl′ĭ-tē), ir′ri·ta·ble·ness n.
ir′ri·ta·bly adv.

irritable

(ˈɪrɪtəbəl)
adj
1. quickly irritated; easily annoyed; peevish
2. (Biology) (of all living organisms) capable of responding to such stimuli as heat, light, and touch
3. (Pathology) pathol abnormally sensitive
ˌirritaˈbility n
ˈirritableness n
ˈirritably adv

ir•ri•ta•ble

(ˈɪr ɪ tə bəl)

adj.
1. easily irritated or annoyed; readily excited to impatience or anger.
2. Biol. able to be excited to a characteristic action or function by the application of a stimulus.
3. Pathol. abnormally excitable or sensitive to stimulation.
[1655–65; < Latin]
ir`ri•ta•bil′i•ty, ir′ri•ta•ble•ness, n.
ir′ri•ta•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irritable - easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
2.irritable - abnormally sensitive to a stimulus
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
sensitive - responsive to physical stimuli; "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light"
3.irritable - capable of responding to stimuli
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
sensitive - responsive to physical stimuli; "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light"

irritable

irritable

adjective
Translations
سَرِيعُ الغَضَبُسَريع الغَضَب
nedůtklivýpopudlivý
irritabel
ärtyisä
razdražljiv
uppstökkur
怒りっぽい
화를 쉽게 내는
razdražljiv
lättretlig
โกรธง่าย
çabuk kızançabuk kızaröfkesi burnundasinirli
dễ cáu kỉnh

irritable

[ˈɪrɪtəbl] ADJ
1. (= easily annoyed) [person] → irritable; [temperament] → irascible, colérico
to get or become irritableirritarse
to be in an irritable moodestar irritable
2. (= sensitive) [skin] → sensible

irritable

[ˈɪrɪtəbəl] adj
[person] → irritable
to get irritable → devenir irritable
to feel irritable → être irrité irritable bowel syndromeirritable bowel syndrome nsyndrome m du côlon irritable

irritable

adj (as characteristic) → reizbar; (on occasion) → gereizt; don’t be so irritablesei doch nicht so gereizt

irritable

[ˈɪrɪtəbl] adjirritabile

irritate

(ˈiriteit) verb
1. to annoy or make angry. The children's chatter irritated him.
2. to make (a part of the body) sore, red, itchy etc. Soap can irritate a baby's skin.
ˈirritable adjective
easily annoyed. He was in an irritable mood.
ˈirritably adverb
ˌirritaˈbility noun
ˈirritableness noun
ˈirritating adjective
She has an irritating voice.
ˌirriˈtation noun

irritable

سَرِيعُ الغَضَبُ nedůtklivý irritabel reizbar οξύθυμος irritable ärtyisä irritable razdražljiv irritabile 怒りっぽい 화를 쉽게 내는 lichtgeraakt irritabel drażliwy irritável раздражительный lättretlig โกรธง่าย çabuk kızan dễ cáu kỉnh 易怒的

ir·ri·ta·ble

n. irritable, que reacciona con irritación a un estímulo;
___ bowel syndromesíndrome de irritación intestinal.

irritable

adj irritable
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