A substance, such as a gas, that induces sneezing. SYN: sneezing gas.

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ster·nu·ta·tor 'stər-nyə-.tāt-ər n an agent that induces sneezing and often lacrimation and vomiting

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ster·nu·ta·tor (sturґnu-ta″tər) a gas or other substance that causes sneezing.

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  • sternutator — noun Date: 1922 an agent that induces sneezing and often lacrimation and vomiting …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sternutator — /sterr nyeuh tay teuhr/, n. Chemical Warfare. a chemical agent causing nose irritation, coughing, etc. [1920 25; back formation from STERNUTATORY] * * * …   Universalium

  • sternutator — n. chemical substance which causes sneezing and coughing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sternutator — [ stə:njʊˌteɪtə] noun a chemical warfare agent that causes irritation to the nose and eyes, pain in the chest, and nausea …   English new terms dictionary

  • sternutator — ster·nu·ta·tor …   English syllables

  • sternutator — ster•nu•ta•tor [[t]ˈstɜr nyəˌteɪ tər[/t]] n. mil any gas used in chemical warfare to induce sneezing and often coughing and nausea • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

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