Sternutatory

  • 1Sternutatory — Ster*nu ta*to*ry, a. Sternutative. n. A sternutatory substance or medicine. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2sternutatory — [stʉr′nyo͞o tāt΄ivstər nyo͞ot′ə tôr΄ē] adj. 1. of or causing sternutation 2. being, or having the effect of, a sternutator: Also sternutative [stʉr′nyo͞o tāt΄iv] n. pl. sternutatories a sternutatory substance …

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  • 3sternutatory — I noun a chemical substance that causes sneezing and coughing and crying police used a sternutatory to subdue the mob • Syn: ↑sternutator • Hypernyms: ↑compound, ↑chemical compound II adjective …

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  • 4sternutatory — /steuhr nooh teuh tawr ee, tohr ee, nyooh /, adj., n., pl. sternutatories. adj. 1. Also, sternutative. causing or tending to cause sneezing. n. 2. a sternutatory substance. [1610 20; < LL sternutatorius, equiv. to sternuta(re) (see STERNUTATION)&#8230; …

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  • 5sternutatory — 1. adjective /stɜːˈnjuː.təˌtɔːr.i,stɝːˈnuː.təˌtɔːr.i/ That causes or induces sneezing; sternutative. When the gut protrudes and will not remain in its place, scrape the finest and most compact silphium (assafoetida?) into small pieces and apply&#8230; …

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  • 6sternutatory — 1. Causing sneezing. 2. An agent that provokes sneezing. SYN: ptarmic. * * * ster·nu·ta·to·ry .stər nyüt ə .tō rē adj inducing sneezing sternutatory n, pl ries STERNUTATOR * * * ster·nu·ta·to·ry (st&#601;r nuґt&#601; tor&#8243;e) [L …

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  • 7sternutatory — 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 …

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  • 8sternutatory — /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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  • 9sternutatory — adj. causing sneezing …

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  • 10sternutatory — a. Sternutative, errhine, that produces sneezing …

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