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noun as in annoyance

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They are already free of aluminum, but these formulas are often free of other common irritants, such as dyes and artificial fragrances.

Even your chest may hurt as you breathe irritants into your lungs.

The surge overwhelmed a small group of Capitol Police officers, but a blast of irritant spray drove Schaffer back outside after nine minutes, his bear spray still in hand.

Police say that once a riot is declared, they may use chemical irritants and other crowd-control devices.

Two people have been charged with assaulting Sicknick by spraying him with a chemical irritant.

That said, Braff has always seemed like a minor irritant, and I never gave any real thought to why he bugged me.

The Republicans are a constant irritant, willing to sacrifice their own standing as long as they can drag him down with them.

An even smaller minority goes and returns so frequently that these lines can be an irritant.

“We averted what was building up to be a major irritant,” says Robert Killebrew, a retired Army colonel.

As compared to that, Israel/Palestine is old hat, and at most a peripheral irritant.

From a clinical study of Rhus poisoning, Pfaff came to the conclusion that the poison must be a non-volatile skin irritant.

She was finding a species of salve for her own disappointment in this irritant applied to another.

The latter, like the former, is used as an external irritant.

The oxalic acid in sorrel is an irritant poison, causing retching and violent pains.

When the children were growing up and in the crucial stage of adolescence, the father was like some ugly irritant to their souls.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to irritant, such as: aggravation, bother, burden, nuisance, and trouble.

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