Definition of Irritant

1. Noun. Something that causes irritation and annoyance. "He's a thorn in my flesh"

Exact synonyms: Thorn
Generic synonyms: Annoyance, Bother, Botheration, Infliction, Pain, Pain In The Ass, Pain In The Neck
Derivative terms: Irritate



Definition of Irritant

1. a. Rendering null and void; conditionally invalidating.

2. a. Irritating; producing irritation or inflammation.

3. n. That which irritates or excites.

Definition of Irritant

1. Adjective. Causing irritation or inflammation. ¹

2. Noun. Any medication designed to cause irritation ¹

3. Noun. A source of irritation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Irritant

1. something that irritates [n -S]

Medical Definition of Irritant

1. This refers to any substance that causes inflammation following immediate, prolonged, or repeated contact with skin or mucous membranes. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Irritant

irritabilities
irritability
irritable
irritable bowel disease
irritable bowel syndrome
irritable breast
irritable colon
irritable heart
irritable mood
irritableness
irritablenesses
irritably
irritainment
irritancies
irritancy
irritant (current term)
irritant contact dermatitis
irritant eczema
irritants
irritate
irritated
irritates
irritating
irritatingly
irritation
irritation cell
irritation fibroma
irritations
irritative
irritator

Literary usage of Irritant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Poisons: In Relation to Medical Jurisprudence, Physiology, and by Robert Christison (1836)
"ON irritant POISONS GENERALLY. UNDER this head I shall introduce the subject of the irritant poisons by relating their general symptoms and morbid ..."

2. A Manual of pharmacology and its applications to therapeutics and toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1917)
"irritant (STIMULANT) EXPECTORANTS These are employed in subacute and chronic bronchitis, ... The irritant senega and squill are also classed as irritant ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"COUNTER-irritant EFFECTS OF THE USUAL MASTOID OPERATION. DR. ALBERT H. BUCK, of New York, maintains that in certain cases the good effects of the operation ..."

4. Medical diagnosis: With Special Reference to Practical Medicine. A Guide to by Jacob Mendes Da Costa (1895)
"The chief articles which give rise to acute poisoning belong to the class of irritant poisons. The symptoms are generally those of acute gastritis, ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"When taken in the (tut« of concentrated solution it acts as a corrosive, but when diluted as an irritant. But it also exerts a specific ..."

6. A Treatise on Poisons: In Relation to Medical Jurisprudence, Physiology, and by Robert Christison (1836)
"ON irritant POISONS GENERALLY. UNDER this head I shall introduce the subject of the irritant poisons by relating their general symptoms and morbid ..."

7. A Manual of pharmacology and its applications to therapeutics and toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1917)
"irritant (STIMULANT) EXPECTORANTS These are employed in subacute and chronic bronchitis, ... The irritant senega and squill are also classed as irritant ..."

8. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"COUNTER-irritant EFFECTS OF THE USUAL MASTOID OPERATION. DR. ALBERT H. BUCK, of New York, maintains that in certain cases the good effects of the operation ..."

9. Medical diagnosis: With Special Reference to Practical Medicine. A Guide to by Jacob Mendes Da Costa (1895)
"The chief articles which give rise to acute poisoning belong to the class of irritant poisons. The symptoms are generally those of acute gastritis, ..."

10. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"When taken in the (tut« of concentrated solution it acts as a corrosive, but when diluted as an irritant. But it also exerts a specific ..."

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