counterirritant

noun
coun·​ter·​ir·​ri·​tant | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈir-ə-tənt How to pronounce counterirritant (audio) \

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterirritant. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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counterirritant

noun
coun·​ter·​ir·​ri·​tant | \ -ˈir-ə-tənt How to pronounce counterirritant (audio) \

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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