- producing a stinging or itching sensation.
Origin of urticant
1865–70; < Medieval Latin urtīcant- (stem of urtīcāns), present participle of urtīcāre to sting. See urticate
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- Causing itching or stinging.
- A substance that causes itching or stinging.
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