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Definition: Counter irritant
, n. [Cf. F. irritant.]
1. That which irritates or excites.
2. (Physiol. & Med.) Any agent by which irritation is
produced; as, a chemical irritant; a mechanical or
3. (Toxicology) A poison that produces inflammation.
. See under Counter
(Toxicology), a poison that produces
inflammation without any corrosive action upon the
Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse;
antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a
counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue. “Innumerable
facts attesting the counter principle.”
(Fort.), a trench or work pushed forward
from defensive works to meet the approaches of besiegers.
(Law), in old practice, a bond to secure one
who has given bond for another.
. See Counter brace
, in Vocabulary.
(Law), a secret writing which destroys,
invalidates, or alters, a public deed.
, contradistinction. [Obs.]
, a drain at the foot of the embankment of a
canal or watercourse, for carrying off the water that may
(Surg.), the fixation of the upper part
of a limb, while extension is practiced on the lower part,
as in cases of luxation or fracture.
(Surg.) Same as Contrafissure
. (Med.) Same as Contraindication
(Med.), an irritant to produce a blister,
a pustular eruption, or other irritation in some part of
the body, in order to relieve an existing irritation in
some other part. “Counter irritants are of as great use
in moral as in physical diseases.”
(Med.), the act or the result of
applying a counter irritant.
, an aperture or vent on the opposite side,
or in a different place.
(Mil.), a word in addition to the password,
given in time of alarm as a signal.
(Law), a replication to a plea. --Cowell.
, force or pressure that acts in a contrary
direction to some other opposing pressure.
, a project, scheme, or proposal brought
forward in opposition to another, as in the negotiation of
a treaty. --Swift.
, in engraving, a print taken off from another
just printed, which, by being passed through the press,
gives a copy in reverse, and of course in the same
position as that of plate from which the first was
printed, the object being to enable the engraver to
inspect the state of the plate.
, a revolution opposed to a former one,
and restoring a former state of things.
, one engaged in, or befriending, a
(Mil.), a body of officers whose duty it is
to visit and inspect the rounds and sentinels.
(Naut.), a sea running in an opposite direction
from the wind.
, opposite meaning.
, a signal to answer or correspond to
, the name of a secretary or other officer
countersigned to a writing. --Tooke.
, an overhanging slope; as, a wall with a
counter slope. --Mahan.
, a statement made in opposition to, or
denial of, another statement.
, a counter bond, or a surety to secure one
who has given security.
, a tally corresponding to another.
, contrary tide.