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sternutator

[ stur-nyuh-tey-ter ]
/ ˈstɜr nyəˌteɪ tər /
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noun Chemical Warfare.

a chemical agent causing nose irritation, coughing, etc.

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Origin of sternutator

First recorded in 1920–25; back formation from sternutatory
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British Dictionary definitions for sternutator

sternutator
/ (ˈstɜːnjʊˌteɪtə) /

noun

a substance that causes sneezing, coughing, and tears; used in chemical warfare
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