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ir·ri·tant

 (ĭr′ĭ-tənt)
adj.
Causing irritation, especially physical irritation.
n.
A source of irritation: tobacco smoke, a common eye irritant.

[French, from Latin irrītāns, irrītant-, present participle of irrītāre, to irritate.]

irritant

(ˈɪrɪtənt)
adj
causing irritation; irritating
n
something irritant
ˈirritancy n

ir•ri•tant

(ˈɪr ɪ tnt)

adj.
1. tending to cause irritation; irritating.
n.
2. anything that irritates.
3. a biological, chemical, or physical agent that stimulates a characteristic function or elicits a response, esp. an inflammatory response.
[1630–40; < Latin]
ir′ri•tan•cy, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.irritant - something that causes irritation and annoyanceirritant - something that causes irritation and annoyance; "he's a thorn in my flesh"
pain in the ass, pain in the neck, bother, botheration, infliction, annoyance, pain - something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"

irritant

adjective irritation, nuisance, annoyance, pain (informal), drag (informal), tease, pest, provocation, gall, goad, aggravation (informal), pain in the neck (informal), pain in the arse (taboo informal), thorn in your flesh He said the issue was not a major irritant.

irritant

noun
Translations

irritant

[ˈɪrɪtənt] N (Med) → agente m irritante (fig) → molestia f

irritant

[ˈɪrɪtənt] n
(= annoyance) → source f d'irritation
He said the issue was not a major irritant → Il a déclaré que ce problème n'était pas une source d'irritation majeure.
irritant m

irritant

n (Med) → Reizerreger m; (= person)Nervensäge f (inf); (= noise etc)Ärgernis nt

irritant

[ˈɪrɪtnt] n (annoyance) → fastidio; (substance) → sostanza irritante

ir·ri·tant

n. irritante, agente que causa irritación.

irritant

n irritante m, agente m irritante
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