- irritable bowel syndrome,
- irritable heart,
Origin of irritant
Examples from the Web for irritant
An even smaller minority goes and returns so frequently that these lines can be an irritant.This Be Madness! America’s Outrageously Long and Totally Unacceptable Customs Lines|Daniel Gross|June 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Palpebrine acts as an antiseptic, an irritant, an astringent, and a nerve tonic to the mucous membrane of the eye.
It is a General Sedative, and a Cathartic; in large doses, an irritant poison.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
You may persist in holding on, but your grip is weak, and your effect on affairs and people is simply that of an irritant.Rosemary and Rue|Amber
In the administration of irritant or caustic medicines great care should be taken that they be thoroughly diluted.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
The irritant action by which it does this sometimes leads to still more harmful results.Habits that Handicap|Charles B. Towns
1630s, from Latin irritantem (nominative irritans), present participle of irritare (see irritate). As a noun, from 1802.