verb (used with object), tear-gassed, tear-gassing.
to subject to tear gas.
a gas that makes the eyes smart and water, thus producing a temporary blindness, used in modern warfare, to quell riots, etc.
any one of a number of gases or vapours that make the eyes smart and water, causing temporary blindness; usually dispersed from grenades and used in warfare and to control riots Also called lacrimator
tear gas (tēr)
A gas that causes irritation of the eyes and profuse tearing.
noun 1. any of the numerous fine, usually cylindrical, keratinous filaments growing from the skin of humans and animals; a pilus. 2. an aggregate of such filaments, as that covering the human head or forming the coat of most mammals. 3. a similar fine, filamentous outgrowth from the body of insects, spiders, etc. 4. Botany. […]
adjective 1. shedding tears. adjective 1. violent or hasty: with tearing speed. noun 1. a drop of the saline, watery fluid continually secreted by the lacrimal glands between the surface of the eye and the eyelid, serving to moisten and lubricate these parts and keep them clear of foreign particles. Synonyms: teardrop. 2. this fluid […]
noun, Informal. 1. a pathetic story, play, movie, or the like; an excessively sentimental tale.
noun, Informal. 1. a pathetic story, play, movie, or the like; an excessively sentimental tale. noun 1. (informal) an excessively sentimental film, play, book, etc tear someone apart