Tear-gas



verb (used with object), tear-gassed, tear-gassing.
1.
to subject to tear gas.
noun
1.
a gas that makes the eyes smart and water, thus producing a temporary blindness, used in modern warfare, to quell riots, etc.
noun
1.
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)
n.
A gas that causes irritation of the eyes and profuse tearing.

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