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lachrymatory

lach·ry·ma·to·ry (lac·ri·ma·to·ry)

lachrymatory (lacrimatory)

pronunciation:
lae kr mih to ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition: causing or producing tears.
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: lachrymatories
definition: a small vase often found in ancient Roman tombs, formerly supposed to have been used to collect the tears shed by mourners.