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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ir·ri·ta·ble /ˈɪrətəbəl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ir·ri·ta·ble /ˈɪrətəbəl/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ir·ri·ta·ble a.
 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.
 Syn: -- Excitable; irascible; touchy; fretful; peevish.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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: abnormally sensitive to a stimulus
      3: capable of responding to stimuli [syn: excitable]