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lachrymatory

or lac路ri路ma路to路ry

[ lak-ruh-muh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ 藞l忙k r蓹 m蓹藢t蓴r i, -藢to蕣r i /
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adjective
of, relating to, or causing the shedding of tears.
noun, plural lach路ry路ma路to路ries.
Also called lachrymal. a small, narrow-necked vase found in ancient Roman tombs, formerly thought to have been used to catch and keep the tears of bereaved friends.
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Origin of lachrymatory

1650鈥60; (noun) <Medieval Latin lachrym膩t艒rium, equivalent to lachrym膩(re) to shed tears + -t艒rium-tory2; (adj.) <Medieval Latin lachrym膩t艒rius, equivalent to lachrym膩(re) + -t艒rius-tory1; see lachrymal
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British Dictionary definitions for lachrymatory

lachrymatory
/ (藞l忙kr瑟m蓹t蓹r瑟, -tr瑟) /

noun plural -ries
a small vessel found in ancient tombs, formerly thought to hold the tears of mourners
adjective
a variant spelling of lacrimatory
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