pepper spray

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pepper spray

n.
An aerosol containing the irritant capsaicin, used to immobilize or incapacitate a person or animal, especially one that is an attacker.

[From the capsaicin content derived from capsicum peppers.]

pepper spray

n
1. (Chemistry) a defence spray agent derived from hot cayenne peppers, which causes temporary blindness and breathing difficulty, sometimes used to control riots
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a defence spray agent derived from hot cayenne peppers, which causes temporary blindness and breathing difficulty, sometimes used to control riots
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Noun1.pepper spray - a nonlethal aerosol spray made with the pepper derivative oleoresin capiscumpepper spray - 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
aerosol can, aerosol container, spray can, aerosol, aerosol bomb - 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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If it works like pepper spray or OC spray, you might want to keep that firearm handy.
See Anthony Dowley & Matt Schultz, OC Spray Man Dies in Police Van on Way to Dandenong Police Station, HERALD SUN (Melbourne) (Dec.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Health Minister Mehmet ME-ezzinoy-lu has claimed that pepper spray, also called OC spray, is "natural," although it contains an alcohol dissolvent and various gases, and that the spray has no permanent effects on human health when used by people who have received the training required for its handling.
Edwards threw a punch at him, forcing the officer to subdue him with OC spray, a type of pepper spray.
Recommend commands contact their ISIC and request guidance on actions to take for un-used OC spray carrier, chemical detector, and vehicle inspection mirrors.
OC spray is a non-lethal spray, similar to mace or pepper spray, used to temporarily incapacitate individuals.
Finalize patrol rifles policy, begin policy on OC spray.
The presentation outlined a method for determining when a building can be safely re-occupied after the application of Bayseal[R] CC and Bayseal[R] OC spray polyurethane foam insulation products.
Fearing for their safety, the members deployed OC spray to keep aggressive patrons at bay.
We have an understanding of how OC spray is absorbed into the body," says Sandy Newett, program manager at NIJ.
An inflammatory agent derived from cayenne peppers, OC spray inflames the mucous membranes, causing closing of the eyes, coughing, gagging, shortness of breath, and an acute burning sensation on the skin and inside the nose and mouth.
One of the main concerns revolves around more than 30 in-custody deaths in which an officer's use of OC spray to subdue a violent individual allegedly contributed to the death.