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A substance, such as a gas, that induces sneezing.
Synonym(s): sneezing gas
A substance that irritates the nasal and respiratory passages and causes coughing, sneezing, lacrimation, and sometimes vomiting.
sternutator(stĕr′nū-tā″tor) [L. sternutatorius, causing sneezing]
An agent, such as a war gas, that induces sneezing.sternutatory, adjective
a substance that causes sneezing, vomiting, malaise, e.g. Adamsite. Used in chemical warfare.