Complete Definition of "irritability"

English

Etymology
From L. irritabilitas

Noun
irritability

  1. The state or quality of being irritable; quick excitability; petulance; fretfulness; as, irritability of temper.
  2. physiology A natural susceptibility, characteristic of all living organisms, tissues, and cells, to the influence of certain stimuli, response being manifested in a variety of ways.
  3. medicine A condition of morbid excitability of an organ or part of the body; undue susceptibility to the influence of stimuli.

References
R:Century 1911
R:Webster 1913

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