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irritant

noun [C] (MAKING SORE)    /ˈɪr.ɪ.tənt/ US  /-t̬ənt/
a substance that makes part of your body sore or painful : Pollen is an irritant, causing red and sore eyes in sensitive people .Pain and painful
(Definition of irritant noun (MAKING SORE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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