counterirritant counterirritant

Definition(s):

  • (n) a medicine applied locally to produce superficial inflammation in order to reduce deeper inflammation

Usage(s):

  1. In desperation, he learned how to tickle his nose until he sneezed, which helped somewhat as a counterirritant.
  2. Some scientists believe that pulque's yeast and vitamins offset the unbalanced diet of chili, corn and beans, act as a counterirritant to hot peppers.
  3. Well, you take the two pails of ice water, throw a little dirt in them, to act as a counterirritant, strip, and stand with one foot in each pail.
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