1. Causing sneezing. 2. An agent that provokes sneezing. SYN: ptarmic.

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ster·nu·ta·to·ry .stər-'nyüt-ə-.tō-rē adj inducing sneezing
sternutatory n, pl -ries STERNUTATOR

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ster·nu·ta·to·ry (stər-nuґtə-tor″e) [L. sternutatorius] 1. producing or causing sneezing. 2. an agent that causes sneezing.

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  • sternutatory — ster•nu•ta•to•ry [[t]stərˈnu təˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i, ˈnyu [/t]] adj. n. pl. ries 1) phl Also, ster•nu′ta•tive. causing or tending to cause sneezing 2) phl a sternutatory substance • Etymology: 1610–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • sternutatory — /stɜˈnjutətri/ (say ster nyoohtuhtree), / tətəri/ (say tuhtuhree) adjective Also, sternutative. 1. causing or tending to cause sneezing. –noun (plural sternutatories) 2. a sternutatory substance …  

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  • sternutatory — ster·nu·ta·to·ry …   English syllables

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