/ab ir"i teuhnt/, Med.
1. a soothing medication.
2. relieving or lessening irritation; soothing.
[1875-80; AB- + IRRITANT]

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abirritant, a. and n. Med.
[f. L. ab off, away + irritant.]
Any soothing agent which causes diminution of irritation.
Syd. Soc. Lex.

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