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irritant
American English: /ˈɪrədənt/
British English: /ˈɪrɪt(ə)nt/

Translation of irritant in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (Medicine)
    agente (masculine) irritante
    Example sentences
    • Some substances may not be irritants but if the skin becomes sensitised - or allergic - to them they may cause a reaction.
    • Inflammation makes the airways sensitive to stimuli such as allergens, chemical irritants, tobacco smoke, cold air, or exercise.
    • Moisture barriers, sometimes called skin protectants, shield the skin from exposure to irritants or moisture.
    1.2 (person, thing)
    Example sentences
    • Still, these are mostly minor irritants that can easily be dismissed as necessary game requirements.
    • Another constant irritant for the judge was poor media reporting.
    • What should be a service to the community is seen as a major irritant.

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