urticant [ur-ti-kuh nt] Word Origin adjective

  1. producing a stinging or itching sensation.

Origin of urticant 1865–70; Medieval Latin urtīcant- (stem of urtīcāns), present participle of urtīcāre to sting. See urticate urticant in Medicine urticant [ûr′tĭ-kənt] adj.

  1. Causing itching or stinging.


  1. A substance that causes itching or stinging.

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