abirritant

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

noun

a soothing medication.

adjective

relieving or lessening irritation; soothing.

QUIZZES

IS YOUR DESERT PLANT KNOWLEDGE SUCCULENT OR DRIED UP?

Cactus aficionados, don't get left in the dust with this quiz on desert plants. Find out if you have the knowledge to survive this prickly foray into the desert!
Question 1 of 7
This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?

Origin of abirritant

First recorded in 1875–80; ab- + irritant
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for abirritant

abirritant
/ (æbˈɪrɪtənt) /

adjective

relieving irritation

noun

any drug or agent that relieves irritation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for abirritant

abirritant
[ ăb-ĭrĭ-tənt ]

adj.

Relieving irritation; soothing.

Other words from abirritant

ab•irri•tant n.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.