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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Counter-irritant an agent or substance applied to the skin so as to redden, to vesicate, or to produce pustules, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. contra, against.


In literature:

In the short time that remained we created all the counter-irritation that was possible.
"Dear Enemy" by Jean Webster
Even such severe treatment as counter-irritation proved of no avail.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
I was jerked from swing to counter swing with irritating haste.
"The Sea-Wolf" by Jack London
This served as an excellent counter-irritant.
"Jerry of the Islands" by Jack London
Counter-irritants are of as great use in moral as in physical diseases.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 3. (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
He was such a counter-irritant, such a stimulant; such a flavor he gave to life.
"The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner" by Charles Dudley Warner
Perhaps the effort of resisting was a counter-irritant.
"The Girl From Keller's" by Harold Bindloss
As a counter-irritant to this, she had worked herself into an astounding temper.
"The Red Planet" by William J. Locke
Vigorous counter-irritation, by means of hot bottles and sinapisms to the extremities, etc., proved useless.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 299" by Various
Moreover, there will be plenty of counter-irritation to prevent me from growing feverish under your praises.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)" by Frederic G. Kenyon
Only a little one," she added hastily, for the mother looked at her oddly, "only as a sort of counter-irritant.
"The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight" by Elizabeth von Arnim
We cannot, fortunately, always have the counter-irritant of war.
"Cambridge Essays on Education" by Various
Counter-irritants are of as great use in moral as in physical diseases.
"Brave Men and Women" by O.E. Fuller
If it hurts, it will be a counter-irritant.
"The Princess Passes" by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
Warfare was an art to him, neither a sport nor a counter-irritant; he was never impetuous over it.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
He needed a temporary excitement of some sort as a counter-irritant to his nerves.
"Checkers" by Henry M. Blossom
Counter-irritants, of which mustard is an example, have a complicated action.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
Externally applied it acts medicinally as a counter-irritant, and, in some degree, as a local anaesthetic, being also a definite antiseptic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
Counter-irritation device, patent model, 1866.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
Externally the drug has the usual action of a volatile oil, being a very powerful counter-irritant.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various