[ster-noo-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -nyoo-]
Also, sternutative. causing or tending to cause sneezing.
noun, plural sternutatories.
a sternutatory substance.

1610–20; < Late Latin sternūtātōrius, equivalent to sternūtā(re) (see sternutation) + -tōrius -tory1 Unabridged
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sternutatory (stɜːˈnjuːtətərɪ, -trɪ)
1.  causing or having the effect of sneezing
n , -tories
2.  an agent or substance that causes sneezing

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sternutatory ster·nu·ta·to·ry (stûr-nyōō'tə-tôr'ē, -nōō'-)
Causing or producing sneezing. n.
A sternutatory substance, such as pepper.

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The tops of the plant were dried and used as a sternutatory for the relief of colds.
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