chemical irritant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chemical irritant a substance producing irritation
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Usage

In literature:

The chemical causes an irritation of the mucous membrane, and they fancy they are being gassed, and in desperation tear them off.
""Over There" with the Australians" by R. Hugh Knyvett
It should not mechanically or chemically irritate or impede intestinal peristalsis.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
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In news:

Lung problems, rashes and eye irritation linked to chemical.
Potent ingredients like caffeine, licorice and green tea extract also fight irritation caused by waxing, chemical peels, acne or rosacea.
With the exception of strong mechanical or chemical reactions, an irritant response may or may not recur.
But, fortunately, adding a simplified beauty routine featuring natural products will result in truly beautiful skin, without irritating synthetic chemicals.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana on Thursday asked Louisiana State Penitentiary officials to investigate allegations of the misuse of pepper spray and other chemical irritants on inmates.
A chemical irritant is injected into the vein , making it stick together and seal shut.
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