irritative

adjective ir·ri·ta·tive \ ˈir-ə-ˌtā-tiv \

Definition of irritative

1 : serving to excite : irritating
2 : accompanied with or produced by irritation
  • irritative coughing

First Known Use of irritative

1644

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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irritative

adjective ir·ri·ta·tive \ ˈir-ə-ˌtāt-iv \

medical Definition of irritative

1 : serving to excite : irritating
  • an irritative agent
2 : accompanied with or produced by irritation
  • irritative coughing

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