What does irritant mean?

Definitions for irritant
ˈɪr ɪ tntir·ri·tant

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word irritant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. irritant, thornnoun

    something that causes irritation and annoyance

    "he's a thorn in my flesh"


  1. irritantnoun

    Any medication designed to cause irritation

  2. irritantnoun

    A source of irritation.

  3. irritantadjective

    Causing irritation or inflammation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irritantadjective

    rendering null and void; conditionally invalidating

  2. Irritantadjective

    irritating; producing irritation or inflammation

  3. Irritantnoun

    that which irritates or excites

  4. Irritantnoun

    any agent by which irritation is produced; as, a chemical irritant; a mechanical or electrical irritant

  5. Irritantnoun

    a poison that produces inflammation

  6. Etymology: [LL. irritants, -antis, p. pr. of irritare to make null, fr. L. irritus void; pref. ir- not + ratus established.]


  1. Irritant

    Irritant is a psychedelic trance album released by X-Dream in 2002.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    Something which irritates. COUNTER IRRITANT A woman shopping.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of irritant in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of irritant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of irritant in a Sentence

  1. Robin Green:

    Dr. Joel Fleischman in nature. Not exactly the man you knew. He couldn't see past the Hudson River if he tried. He liked his fish smoked or preferable hand sliced from Zabars on a sliced bagel served with onions. Nature, to him, was an irritant. Birds didn't sing, they woke him up. A body of water wasn't life, it was a golf hazard..

  2. Matthew Gray:

    The oyster seals this irritant off by wrapping the foreign object in shell material.

  3. Eliot Engel:

    The President veto sends a grim message that America's foreign policy is no longer rooted in our core values -- namely a respect for human rights -- and that The President views Congress not as a coequal branch of government, but an irritant to be avoided or ignored, worse still, The President veto is going to cost innocent lives. These weapons are going to continue fueling a reckless and brutal campaign of violence and exacerbating the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe.

  4. Steven Ciobo:

    There is a trade irritant that is there, but when you put it in the context of where trade is going, when you look at the growth we've had of beef and wine exports, I think it is important that we don't mischaracterize what is happening.

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