counterirritant

noun
coun·ter·ir·ri·tant | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈir-ə-tənt \

Definition of counterirritant 

1 : an agent applied locally to produce superficial inflammation with the object of reducing inflammation in deeper adjacent structures

2 : an irritation or discomfort that diverts attention from another

Other words from counterirritant

counterirritant adjective

First Known Use of counterirritant

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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counterirritant

noun
coun·ter·ir·ri·tant | \ -ˈir-ə-tənt \

Medical Definition of counterirritant 

: an agent applied locally to produce superficial inflammation with the object of reducing inflammation in deeper adjacent structures

Other words from counterirritant

counterirritant adjective

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