Pure irritant
Irritant Ir"ri*tant, n. [Cf. F. irritant.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which irritates or excites. [1913 Webster]

2. (Physiol. & Med.) Any agent by which irritation is produced; as, a chemical irritant; a mechanical or electrical irritant. [1913 Webster]

3. (Toxicology) A poison that produces inflammation. [1913 Webster]

{Counter irritant}. See under {Counter}.

{Pure irritant} (Toxicology), a poison that produces inflammation without any corrosive action upon the tissues. [1913 Webster]


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