urticant

adjective
ur·​ti·​cant | \ ˈərtə̇kənt \

Definition of urticant

: producing itching or stinging : urticating, stinging especially : producing an itching swelling a caterpillar with urticant hairs

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History and Etymology for urticant

French, from Medieval Latin urticant-, urticans, present participle of urticare to sting

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“Urticant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urticant. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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