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synonyms for irritant

  • aggravation
  • bother
  • burden
  • nuisance
  • trouble
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antonyms for irritant

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  • aid
  • happiness
  • help
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How to use irritant in a sentence

Rizzo, of the American Lung Association, said bear and other pepper sprays are “topically related irritants” that temporarily affect people’s ability to see and breathe freely.
BEAR SPRAY IS SHOWING UP AT PROTESTS AND RIOTS. HERE’S WHY, AND HOW IT AFFECTS HUMANS.JOHN BRILEYMARCH 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When irritants come into contact with TRPA1, the reaction can make people cough or an insect flee.
CATNIP REPELS INSECTS. SCIENTISTS MAY HAVE FINALLY FOUND OUT HOWERIN GARCIA DE JESUSMARCH 4, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
That behavior — coupled with experiments in lab-grown cells that show catnip activates TRPA1 — suggests that insect TRPA1 senses catnip as an irritant.
CATNIP REPELS INSECTS. SCIENTISTS MAY HAVE FINALLY FOUND OUT HOWERIN GARCIA DE JESUSMARCH 4, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The round, filled with chemical irritant, ripped the rioter’s face open.
“I DON’T TRUST THE PEOPLE ABOVE ME”: RIOT SQUAD COPS OPEN UP ABOUT DISASTROUS RESPONSE TO CAPITOL INSURRECTIONBY JOAQUIN SAPIEN AND JOSHUA KAPLANFEBRUARY 12, 2021PROPUBLICA
In a statement the day after the riot, then-Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, who resigned Friday, said officers were attacked with metal pipes, chemical irritants and other types of weapons.
BEATEN, SPRAYED WITH MACE AND HIT WITH STUN GUNS: POLICE DESCRIBE INJURIES TO DOZENS OF OFFICERS DURING ASSAULT ON U.S. CAPITOLPETER HERMANN, JULIE ZAUZMERJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In an attempt to make him confess, officers poured irritant powder on his face while beating him, the Lagos-based Civil Liberties Organization reported.
THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT HAS PLEDGED TO #ENDSARS AND REFORM THE POLICE. THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME THEY'VE MADE THAT PROMISEANDREW R. CHOWOCTOBER 28, 2020TIME
From a clinical study of Rhus poisoning, Pfaff came to the conclusion that the poison must be a non-volatile skin irritant.
SOME CONSTITUENTS OF THE POISON IVY PLANT: (RHUS TOXICODENDRON)WILLIAM ANDERSON SYME
She was finding a species of salve for her own disappointment in this irritant applied to another.
THE BUTTERFLY HOUSEMARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN
The oxalic acid in sorrel is an irritant poison, causing retching and violent pains.
IRISH WITCHCRAFT AND DEMONOLOGYST. JOHN D. (ST. JOHN DRELINCOURT) SEYMOUR
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WORDS RELATED TO IRRITANT

  • antigen
  • dander
  • dust mite
  • foreign substance
  • immune trigger
  • irritant
  • pollen
  • ragweed
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