sternutator

[stur-nyuh-tey-ter]

noun Chemical Warfare.

a chemical agent causing nose irritation, coughing, etc.

Nearby words

  1. sternovertebral,
  2. sternpost,
  3. sternson,
  4. sternum,
  5. sternutation,
  6. sternutatory,
  7. sternward,
  8. sternwards,
  9. sternway,
  10. sternwheel

Origin of sternutator

First recorded in 1920–25; back formation from sternutatory

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British Dictionary definitions for sternutator

sternutator

noun

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