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abirritant

[ ab-ir-i-tuhnt ]
/ æbˈɪr ɪ tənt /
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noun
a soothing medication.
adjective
relieving or lessening irritation; soothing.
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Origin of abirritant

First recorded in 1875–80; ab- + irritant
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British Dictionary definitions for abirritant

abirritant
/ (æbˈɪrɪtənt) /

adjective
relieving irritation
noun
any drug or agent that relieves irritation
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Medical definitions for abirritant

abirritant
[ ăb-ĭrĭ-tənt ]

adj.
Relieving irritation; soothing.

Other words from abirritant

ab•irri•tant n.
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