[ 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
/ (ˈstɜːnjʊˌteɪtə) /
a substance that causes sneezing, coughing, and tears; used in chemical warfare
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