causing irritation or inflammation
Origin of irritantClassical Latin irritans, present participle of irritare
something that causes irritation
Causing irritation, especially physical irritation.
A source of irritation: tobacco smoke, a common eye irritant.
Origin of irritantFrench from Latin irrītāns irrītant- present participle of irrītāre to irritate
- Any medication designed to cause irritation
- A source of irritation.