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irritability

[ ir-i-tuh-bil-i-tee ]
/ 藢瑟r 瑟 t蓹藞b瑟l 瑟 ti /
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noun, plural ir路ri路ta路bil路i路ties.
the quality or state of being irritable.
Physiology, Biology. the ability to be excited to a characteristic action or function by the application of some stimulus: Protoplasm displays irritability by responding to heat.
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Origin of irritability

From the Latin word irr墨t膩bilit膩s, dating back to 1745鈥55. See irritable, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM irritability

non路ir路ri路ta路bil路i路ty, nounsu路per路ir路ri路ta路bil路i路ty, noun
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Medical definitions for irritability

irritability
[ 沫r鈥材-t蓹-b沫l沫-t膿 ]

n.
The capacity to respond to stimuli.
Abnormal or excessive sensitivity to stimuli of an organism, organ, or body part.
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