sternutatory

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ster·nu·ta·to·ry

 (stûr-nyo͞o′tə-tôr′ē, -no͞o′-)
adj.
Causing or tending to cause sneezing.
n. pl. ster·nu·ta·to·ries
A sternutatory substance, such as pepper.

sternutatory

(stɜːˈnjuːtətərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
causing or having the effect of sneezing
n, pl -tories
an agent or substance that causes sneezing

ster•nu•ta•to•ry

(stərˈnu təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ˈnyu-)

adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
1. Also, ster•nu′ta•tive. causing or tending to cause sneezing.
n.
2. a sternutatory substance.
[1610–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sternutatory - 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
Adj.1.sternutatory - tending to cause sneezing
2.sternutatory - causing sneezing; "pepper is a sternutatory substance"
causative - producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime"