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irritative

[ir-i-tey-tiv] /ˈɪr ɪˌteɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
serving or tending to irritate.
2.
Pathology. characterized or produced by irritation of some body part:
an irritative fever.
Origin of irritative
1680-1690
First recorded in 1680-90; irritate + -ive
Related forms
irritativeness, noun
unirritative, adjective
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irritative ir·ri·ta·tive (ĭr'ĭ-tā'tĭv)
adj.
Causing irritation.

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