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Definition of Irritant
IrritantIrritant Ir"ri*tant, a. [L. irritans, -antis, p. pr. of
irritare: cf. F. irritant. See Irritate to excite.]
Irritating; producing irritation or inflammation. IrritantIrritant Ir"ri*tant, n. [Cf. F. irritant.]
1. That which irritates or excites.
2. (Physiol. & Med.) Any agent by which irritation is
produced; as, a chemical irritant; a mechanical or
3. (Toxicology) A poison that produces inflammation.
Counter irritant. See under Counter.
Pure irritant (Toxicology), a poison that produces
inflammation without any corrosive action upon the
Irritant Ir"ri*tant, a. [LL. irritants, -antis, p. pr. of
irritare to make null, fr. L. irritus void; pref. ir- not +
ratus established.] (Scots Law)
Rendering null and void; conditionally invalidating.
The states elected Harry, Duke of Anjou, for their
king, with this clause irritant; that, if he did
violate any part of his oath, the people should owe him
no allegiance. --Hayward.
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