sternutator

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ster·nu·ta·tor

 (stûr′nyə-tā′tər)
n.
A substance that irritates the nasal and respiratory passages and causes coughing, sneezing, lacrimation, and sometimes vomiting.

sternutator

(ˈstɜːnjʊˌteɪtə)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a substance that causes sneezing, coughing, and tears; used in chemical warfare

ster•nu•ta•tor

(ˈstɜr nyəˌteɪ tər)

n.
any gas used in chemical warfare to induce sneezing and often coughing and nausea.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sternutator - a chemical substance that causes sneezing and coughing and crying; "police used a sternutatory to subdue the mob"
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight