Examples of irritant in a Sentence
dust and other lung irritants
The delay was a minor irritant.
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Police used pepper balls, which disperse an irritant like pepper spray, were used to break up the crowd at the scene.
Something clearly had to give in the Wizards’ messy locker room, so of course GM Ernie Grunfeld’s solution was to trade away Gortat and immediately introduce three new potential irritants: Austin Rivers, Jeff Green and, oh yes, Dwight Howard.
As a senator, Romney could prove an irritant for the White House, like Arizona Republican John McCain who has been a prominent voice -- and sometimes vote -- against some of the president’s policies and actions.
But there is another irritant in this particular ointment.
On Wednesday night, the Metropolitan Police released a statement attributed to Yulia Skripal, turning down a Russian offer of consular assistance, adding another irritant to worsening relations with Moscow.
Avoiding irritants like alcohol, spicy food and foods with sharp edges, such as crackers, can also help ease discomfort.
Right after that June 12 summit with Kim, Trump called off joint military exercises with South Korea that had been an irritant to North Korea.
Prior to that, [the trains were] an occasional irritant.
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IRRITANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of irritant for English Language Learners
: something that makes part of your body sore and painful
: something that is unpleasant or annoying : something that irritates you
IRRITANT Defined for Kids
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