an aerosol spray that temporarily irritates the eyes and mucous membranes, used to stun and incapacitate a person or animal:
police use of pepper spray to control rioters.
a defence spray agent derived from hot cayenne peppers, which causes temporary blindness and breathing difficulty, sometimes used to control riots
a liquid of oleoresins from capsicum put in aerosol form to be used for self-defense against an attacker
Pepper spray is highly irritant to the skin and mucous membranes.
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a disease of clover, characterized by numerous black specks on the leaves, caused by a fungus, Pseudoplea trifolii.
[pur-sept] /ˈpɜr sɛpt/ noun 1. the mental result or product of , as distinguished from the act of ; an impression or sensation of something . 2. something that is ; the object of . /ˈpɜːsɛpt/ noun 1. a concept that depends on recognition by the senses, such as sight, of some external object or […]
[per-sep-choo-uh l] /pərˈsɛp tʃu əl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or involving . /pəˈsɛptjʊəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to perception adj. 1852; see percept + -al (1). Related: Perceptually. perceptual per·cep·tu·al (pər-sěp’chōō-əl) adj. Of, based on, or involving perception.
- Perceptual defence
noun 1. (psychol) the process by which it is thought that certain stimuli are either not perceived or are distorted due to their offensive, unpleasant, or threatening nature