What does the word irritant mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Causing irritation.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Irritation.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Something that causes irritation or excitement.

Usage examples for irritant

  1. If I am to be silent as to Heraclian's defeat, I must give them some other irritant, which will put them in a proper temper to act on that defeat, when they are told of it. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley