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abirritant

[ ab-ir-i-tuhnt ]

noun

  1. a soothing medication.


adjective

  1. relieving or lessening irritation; soothing.

abirritant

/ æbˈɪrɪtənt /

adjective

  1. relieving irritation


noun

  1. any drug or agent that relieves irritation

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Word History and Origins

Origin of abirritant1

First recorded in 1875–80; ab- + irritant

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