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Definitions of irritant

  1. something that causes irritation and annoyance; "he's a thorn in my flesh" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Rendering null and void; conditionally invalidating. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Irritating; producing irritation or inflammation. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That which irritates or excites. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Any agent by which irritation is produced; as, a chemical irritant; a mechanical or electrical irritant. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A poison that produces inflammation. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Causing redness or inflammation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Anything which causes redness or inflammation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. 1. Irritating, causing irritation. 2. An irritating agent; a stimulus. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. Means of producing irritation, applied to a number of drugs. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  11. Irritating. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. That which causes irritation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Irritation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Anything that irritates. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Something that causes irritation or excitement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. In law, rendering null and void, as an irritant clause. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. That which irritates or causes pain, heat or tension. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. An external stimulus which provokes a response. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  19. [Latin] An external stimulus which provokes a response. na
  20. That which causes irritation or pain, beat and tension; either mechanically, as puncture, acupuncture, or scarification; chemically, as the alkalies and acids; or in a specific manner, as cantharides. Irritants are of great use in the treatment of disease. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  21. Causing (usu. physical) irritation; (n.) i. substance or agency (also fig.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. Causing irritation. American pocket medical dictionary.
  23. Agent causing irritation. American pocket medical dictionary.
  24. [L.] (Leg.) Making null and void. See Poison. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  25. n. That which irritates ; that which in any way causes pain, heat, or tension. Cabinet Dictionary

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