lacrimator

Definitions of lacrimator
  1. noun
    a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage them; used in dispersing crowds
    synonyms: lachrymator, tear gas, teargas
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    CS gas, chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile
    a tear gas that is stronger than CN gas but wears off faster; can be deployed by grenades or cluster bombs; can cause skin burns and fatal pulmonary edema
    CN gas, chloroacetophenone
    a tear gas that is weaker than CS gas but lasts longer
    nitrochloromethane
    gaseous form of chloropicrin used as tear gas
    Chemical Mace, Mace, mace
    (trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person; prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and immobilization
    type of:
    chemical weapon
    chemical substances that can be delivered using munitions and dispersal devices to cause death or severe harm to people and animals and plants
    gas
    a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
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