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Definition of Irritant


  1. Rendering null and void; conditionally invalidating.
  2. Irritating; producing irritation or inflammation.
  3. That which irritates or excites.
  4. Any agent by which irritation is produced; as, a chemical irritant; a mechanical or electrical irritant.
  5. A poison that produces inflammation.

Irritant Quotations

Like the sand and the oyster, it's a creative irritant. In each poem, I'm trying to reveal a truth, so it can't have a fictional beginning.
Carol Ann Duffy

When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power.
Ezra Taft Benson

It is popular to call it a crisis of the Western world. It is in fact a crisis of the whole world. Communism, which claims to be a solution of the crisis, is itself a symptom and an irritant of the crisis.
Whittaker Chambers

It's only in relatively recent years that Hollywood became the playground of multinational corporations which regard movies and TV shows as a minor irritant to their overall activity.
Peter Bart

My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant.
Elvis Costello
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Irritant Translations

irritant in German is aufreizend
irritant in Spanish is irritante
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