Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Promoting or inducing nasal discharge.
  • n. A medication that promotes or induces such discharge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Causing an increase in mucus within the nose, and hence causing one to sneeze.
  • n. A medicine applied inside the nose to increase the production of mucus, and hence sneezing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A medicine designed to be snuffed up the nose, to promote discharges of mucus; a sternutatory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In medicine, affecting the nose, or designed to be snuffed into the nose; occasioning discharges from the nose.
  • n. A medicine to be snuffed up the nose, to promote discharges of mucus; a sternutatory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. causing nasal discharge

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin errhīnum, an errhine medicine, from Greek errīnon : en-, in; see en-2 + rhīs, rhīn-, nose.

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From Latin errhīnum, from Ancient Greek ἔρρῖνον, from ἐν ("in") + ῥίν ("nostril").

Examples

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  • (noun) - A medicine which when applied to the mucous membrane of the nose increases the natural secretions and produces sneezing. Having the action of an errhine. --Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 1897

    April 23, 2018

  • Biocon, it is in fact a valid example, being an excerpt from the novel 'Name' by Toadex Hobogrammaton.

    August 27, 2011

  • To err is human; to errhine is to leave our dear Jade Foreskin, whore-forsaken, full of cud and these red Brazilian vegetables, reflecting on his fortyninethousand adharmic elements.

    August 27, 2011

  • One of the examples for the word "errhine" is an extremely long array of words that do not form sentences.

    August 27, 2011