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Noun1.chloroacetophenone - a tear gas that is weaker than CS gas but lasts longer
Chemical 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
lachrymator, lacrimator, tear gas, teargas - a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage them; used in dispersing crowds
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86) RCAs like chlorobenzylidene-malononitrile (CS) and chloroacetophenone (CN) "have a lethality rate of approximately 0.
RCAs have been an element of war since that French policeman first brought chloroacetophenone, CN gas, to the Western Front.