irritative
adjective Date: 1644 1. serving to excite ; irritating 2. accompanied with or produced by irritation <
irritative coughing
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  • Irritative — Ir ri*ta*tive, a. 1. Serving to excite or irritate; irritating; as, an irritative agent. [1913 Webster] 2. Accompanied with, or produced by, increased action or irritation; as, an irritative fever. E. Darwin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irritative — [ir′i tāt΄iv] adj. 1. causing irritation 2. accompanied or caused by irritation …   English World dictionary

  • irritative — ● irritatif, irritative adjectif Qui se rapporte à une irritation. ● irritatif, irritative (expressions) adjectif Épine irritative, lésion localisée qui provoque ou qui entretient un phénomène pathologique à distance …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • irritative — Causing irritation. * * * ir·ri·ta·tive ir ə .tāt iv adj 1) serving to excite: IRRITATING <an irritative agent> 2) accompanied with or produced by irritation <irritative coughing> * * * ir·ri·ta·tive (irґĭ ta″tiv) dependent …   Medical dictionary

  • irritative — irritativeness, n. /ir i tay tiv/, adj. 1. serving or tending to irritate. 2. Pathol. characterized or produced by irritation of some body part: an irritative fever. [1680 90; IRRITATE + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • irritative — ir•ri•ta•tive [[t]ˈɪr ɪˌteɪ tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) serving or tending to irritate 2) pat Pathol. characterized or produced by irritation of some body part: an irritative fever[/ex] • Etymology: 1680–90 ir′ri•ta tive•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • irritative — /ˈɪrəteɪtɪv/ (say iruhtaytiv) adjective 1. serving or tending to irritate. 2. Pathology characterised or produced by irritation of some bodily part, etc.: an irritative fever …   Australian English dictionary

  • irritative — adjective (used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite an irritative agent • Syn: ↑irritating • Similar to: ↑stimulative • Derivationally related forms: ↑irritate …   Useful english dictionary

  • irritative — adj. annoying, bothersome, aggravating; tending to stimulate (Physiology, Biology); characterized by or caused by irritation of an organ or body part (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • irritative — ir·ri·ta·tive …   English syllables

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