Definition of Lachrymatory

1. Adjective. Relating to or prompting tears.

Exact synonyms: Lacrimatory
Partainyms: Tear, Tear



Definition of Lachrymatory

1. n. A "tear-bottle;" a narrow-necked vessel found in sepulchers of the ancient Romans; -- so called from a former notion that the tears of the deceased person's friends were collected in it. Called also lachrymal or lacrymal.

Definition of Lachrymatory

1. Adjective. Pertaining to or causing tears. ¹

2. Noun. A vase intended to hold tears, formerly used by archaeologists to designate certain urns found in Roman burials. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Lachrymatory

1. Origin: Cf. F. Lacrymatoire. A "tear-bottle;" a narrow-necked vessel found in sepulchers of the ancient Romans; so called from a former notion that the tears of the deceased person's friends were collected in it. Synonym: lachrymal or lacrymal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lachrymatory

lacheses
lachman's test
lachrymable
lachrymal
lachrymal duct
lachrymal gland
lachrymal secretion
lachrymals
lachrymary
lachrymate
lachrymation
lachrymations
lachrymator
lachrymatories
lachrymators
lachrymatory (current term)
lachrymiform
lachrymose
lachrymosely
lachrymosities
lachrymosity
lacier
laciest
lacily
laciness
lacinesses
lacing
lacings
lacinia
laciniae

Literary usage of Lachrymatory

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1. Isca Silurum, Or, An Illustrated Catalogue of the Museum of Antiquities at by John Edward Lee (1862)
"mode of manufacture, supposed to be peculiar to the so-called lachrymatory *, though probably shared with many others of the same class, may be worthy of ..."

2. Skies Italian: A Little Breviary for Travellers in Italy by Ruth Shepard Phelps (1910)
"Robert Browning THE lachrymatory FROM out the grave of one whose budding years Were cropped by death, when Rome was in her prime, I brought the phial of his ..."

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