i·ras·ci·ble (ĭ-răsə-bəl, ī-răs-)
1. Prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered.
2. Characterized by or resulting from anger.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin īrāscibilis, from Latin īrāscī, to be angry, from īra, anger; see eis- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
i·ras′ci·bili·ty, i·rasci·ble·ness n.
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