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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Quality or state of being aggravating or annoying.

Usage examples (17)
  • The loud noise of the firecracker is causing irritancy to the people.
  • Candle fragrances can use a wider variety of ingredients, often cheaper, since they don't need to adhere to standards like on-skin irritancy or being an allergen when...
  • An unidentified irritant (s) may also be present in the tissues; boiling reduces irritancy.
  • First it will be illegal to test on animals for skin and eye irritancy, sensitivity to light, corrosivity, absorption through the skin and genetic and acute toxicity,... for more
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