lacrimatory


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lacrimatory

(ˈlækrɪmətərɪ; -trɪ) ,

lachrymatory

or

lacrymatory

adj
(Physiology) of, causing, or producing tears
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Adj.1.lacrimatory - relating to or prompting tears
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