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irritative

[ ir-i-tey-tiv ]
/ ˈɪr ɪˌteɪ tɪv /
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adjective
serving or tending to irritate.
Pathology. characterized or produced by irritation of some body part: an irritative fever.
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Origin of irritative

First recorded in 1680–90; irritate + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM irritative

ir·ri·ta·tive·ness, nounun·ir·ri·ta·tive, adjective
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