sternutatory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sternūtātōrius, from sternuō (sneeze).

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Adjective[edit]

sternutatory (comparative more sternutatory, superlative most sternutatory)

  1. That causes or induces sneezing; sternutative.
    • 1800sFrancis Adams (translator), On Fistulae by Hippocrates
      When the gut protrudes and will not remain in its place, scrape the finest and most compact silphium (assafoetida?) into small pieces and apply as a cataplasm, and apply a sternutatory medicine to the nose and provoke sneezing

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Noun[edit]

sternutatory (plural sternutatories)

  1. Any substance that causes sneezing; a sternutator

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