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pepper spray

Definitions of pepper spray
  1. noun
    a nonlethal aerosol spray made with the pepper derivative oleoresin capiscum; used to cause temporary blindness and incapacitate an attacker; also used as a bear deterrent
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    type of:
    aerosol, aerosol bomb, aerosol can, aerosol container, spray can
    a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas)
    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
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