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Nov 28, 2012
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lachrymal
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lachrymal
Illustration: Leah Palmer Preiss

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with Anu Garg

lachrymal or lacrimal

PRONUNCIATION:
(LAK-ruh-muhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Relating to or inducing tears.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin lacrima (tear). Earliest documented use: 1541.

USAGE:
"She wiped his tears with the edge of her garment, but that made him more lachrymal."
Udai Rathor; Kojia, the Ugly; Strategic Book Publishing; 2012.

See more usage examples of lachrymal in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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