Irritable

Definition of Irritable

Ir´ri`ta`ble
a.1.
1.Capable of being irritated.
2.Very susceptible of anger or passion; easily inflamed or exasperated; as, an irritable temper.
Vicious, old, and irritable.
- Tennyson.
3.(Physiol.) Endowed with irritability; susceptible of irritation; capable of being excited to action by the application of certain stimuli.
4.(Med.) Susceptible of irritation; unduly sensitive to irritants or stimuli. See Irritation, n., 3.

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