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Definition of "sternutatory" [ster•nu•ta•to•ry]

  • Causing or tending to cause sneezing. (adjective)
  • A sternutatory substance, such as pepper. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sternutatory" in a sentence
  • "To procure the expulsion of the secundines, apply a sternutatory, and shut the nostrils and mouth."
  • "He had seen me in a tandem, and at that moment was seized with a violent fit of sneezing — (sternutatory paroxysm he called it) — at the conclusion of which I was a mile down the Woodstock Road."
  • "Somebody on this planet had a gas which was a regurgi-tant, a sternutatory, and a vesicant all in one."