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A substance that irritates the nasal and respiratory passages and causes coughing, sneezing, lacrimation, and sometimes vomiting.
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(Elements & Compounds) a substance that causes sneezing, coughing, and tears; used in chemical warfare
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ster•nu•ta•tor(ˈstɜr nyəˌteɪ tər)
any gas used in chemical warfare to induce sneezing and often coughing and nausea.
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|Noun||1.||sternutator - a chemical substance that causes sneezing and coughing and crying; "police used a sternutatory to subdue the mob"|
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