[ ir-i-tey-tiv ]
/ ˈɪr ɪˌteɪ tɪv /


serving or tending to irritate.
Pathology. characterized or produced by irritation of some body part: an irritative fever.

Origin of irritative

First recorded in 1680–90; irritate + -ive
Related formsir·ri·ta·tive·ness, nounun·ir·ri·ta·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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