Irritable

Ir"ri*ta*ble

(?), a. [L. irritabilis: cf. F. irritable. See Irritate.]
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1. Capable of being irritated.
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2. Very susceptible of anger or passion; easily inflamed or exasperated; as, an irritable temper.
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Vicious, old, and irritable.
Tennyson.
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3. (Physiol.) Endowed with irritability; susceptible of irritation; capable of being excited to action by the application of certain stimuli.
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4. (Med.) Susceptible of irritation; unduly sensitive to irritants or stimuli. See Irritation, n., 3.

Syn. -- Excitable; irascible; touchy; fretful; peevish.
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