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irritate

(ĭr′ĭ-tāt′)
v. irri·tated, irri·tating, irri·tates
v.tr.
1. To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy: a loud, bossy voice that irritates listeners.
2. To make sore or inflamed: The smoke irritated my eyes.
3. Physiology To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
v.intr.
To be a cause of impatience or anger.

ir′ri·tat′ing·ly adv.
ir′ri·ta′tor n.
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The Bulgarian Prime Minister reacted rather irritatedly.
The experimental wasps, I should point out, were much bigger than the ants, some 200 times their weight in fact, but the ants, which were far more numerous than the wasps, were observed to bite or spray acid on the wasps irritatedly if they thought they were getting in the way.
His father shook his head irritatedly and said: "Esta baina no, [Papiamentu: "Damn