American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Irritability

IRRITABIL’ITY, n. [from irritable.] Susceptibility of excitement; the quality of being easily irritated or exasperated; as irritability of temper.

1. In physiology, one of the four faculties of the sensorium, by which fibrous contractions are caused in consequence of the irritations excited by external bodies.

Irritability differs from sensibility; the most irritable parts of the body not being at all sensible, and vice versa. The heart is endued with the greatest irritability.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Irritability," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed January 22, 2020, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=48A7WAM72FLG24C.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Irritability." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 22 Jan. 2020. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=48A7WAM72FLG24C.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Irritability' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 22 January 2020, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=48A7WAM72FLG24C.