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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Irritable  \Ir"ri*ta*ble\,  a.  [L.  irritabilis:  cf  F.  irritable. 
  See  {Irritate}.] 
  1.  Capable  of  being  irriated. 
 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Excitable;  irascible;  touchy;  fretful;  peevish. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  irritable 
  adj  1:  easily  irritated  or  annoyed;  "an  incorrigibly  fractious 
  young  man";  "not  the  least  nettlesome  of  his 
  countrymen"  [syn:  {cranky},  {fractious},  {nettlesome}, 
  {peevish},  {peckish},  {pettish},  {petulant},  {testy}, 
  {tetchy},  {techy}] 
  2:  (pathology)  abnormally  sensitive  to  a  stimulus 
  3:  (physiology)  capable  of  responding  to  stimuli  [syn:  {excitable}] 




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