As adjectives the difference between irritant and irritative
is that irritant
is causing irritation or inflammation while irritative
is serving to excite or irritate.
As a noun irritant
is any medication designed to cause irritation.
Causing irritation or inflammation.
(legal, Scotland) Rendering null and void; conditionally invalidating.
- The states elected Harry, Duke of Anjou, for their king, with this clause irritant ; that, if he did violate any part of his oath, the people should owe him no allegiance.
Any medication designed to cause irritation
A source of irritation.
serving to excite or irritate
accompanied with, or produced by, increased action or irritation
- an irritative fever