, n. [Cf. F. irritant.]
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1. That which irritates or excites.
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2. (Physiol. & Med.) Any agent by which irritation is produced; as, a chemical irritant; a mechanical or electrical irritant.
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3. (Toxicology) A poison that produces inflammation.
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Counter irritant. See under Counter. -- Pure irritant (Toxicology), a poison that produces inflammation without any corrosive action upon the tissues.
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