abirritant

[ ab-ir-i-tuh nt ]
/ æbˈɪr ɪ tənt /
Medicine/Medical

noun

a soothing medication.

adjective

relieving or lessening irritation; soothing.

Nearby words

  1. abiological,
  2. abiosis,
  3. abiotic,
  4. abiotic factor,
  5. abiotrophy,
  6. abirritate,
  7. abirritation,
  8. abirritative,
  9. abishag,
  10. abitibi

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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Medicine definitions for abirritant

abirritant

[ ăb-ĭrĭ-tənt ]

adj.

Relieving irritation; soothing.
Related formsab•irri•tant n.


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