Definition of sternutatory in US English:

sternutatory

noun & adjectivePlural sternutatories

  • See sternutator

    • ‘From his theory of the action of the air through the nose on the contents of the ventricles of the brain is explained his use of sternutatories, and his belief in the efficacy of sneezing.’
    • ‘Powders, however, often scatter resulting in uneven application and undesirable sternutatory effects.’
    • ‘Although these authors were primarily concerned with the isolation and chemistry of the condensation products of malononitrile and various aldehydes, sternutatory and irritant properties on the part of some of the compounds were reported.’
    • ‘In addition, the dispensing is carried out without generating any cloud of liquid particles which might be inhaled by the user, with a sternutatory effect.’
    • ‘The whole plant is antiecchymotic, antiphlogistic, nervine, sternutatory and vulnerary.’

Pronunciation

sternutatory

/stərˈnyo͞otəˌtôrē/