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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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