sternutatory

[ ster-noo-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -nyoo- ]

adjective
  1. Also ster·nu·ta·tive. causing or tending to cause sneezing.

noun,plural ster·nu·ta·to·ries.
  1. a sternutatory substance.

Origin of sternutatory

1
1610–20; <Late Latin sternūtātōrius, equivalent to sternūtā(re) (see sternutation) + -tōrius-tory1

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British Dictionary definitions for sternutatory

sternutatory

/ (stɜːˈnjuːtətərɪ, -trɪ) /


adjectiveAlso: sternutative
  1. causing or having the effect of sneezing

nounplural -tories
  1. an agent or substance that causes sneezing

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