teargas


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teargas

(ˈtɪəˌɡæs)
n
(Chemistry) any one of a number of gases or vapours that make the eyes smart and water, causing temporary blindness; usually dispersed from grenades and used in warfare and to control riots. Also called: lacrimator
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Noun1.teargas - a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage themteargas - a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage them; used in dispersing crowds
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
chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile, CS gas - 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
chloroacetophenone, CN gas - a tear gas that is weaker than CS gas but lasts longer
nitrochloromethane - gaseous form of chloropicrin used as tear gas
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
Verb1.teargas - attack with teargas; subject to teargas fumes; "The students were teargassed during the riot"
gas - attack with gas; subject to gas fumes; "The despot gassed the rebellious tribes"
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JERUSALEM, March 15, 2018 (WAFA) -- At least nine Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated steel rounds and 27 others suffocated from teargas inhalation, during clashes with Israeli forces in the town of al-Ezariya, to the east of Jerusalem, on Thursday evening, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC).
The non-violent demonstration, which was launched by women's organizations, and supported by the National Movement and Islamic organizations, was immediately attacked by Israeli teargas and
In the West Bank city of Ramallah, Israeli forces used live ammunition, rubber bullets and teargas to disperse Palestinian protesters near the Jewish-only Beit El settlement, Daily Sabah reported.
Police on Thursday disappointed "NASA supporters" in Kibera by failing to turn up and use teargas to disperse them.
KARACHI -- Police resorted to teargas shelling and baton charge to disperse protesting teachers here on Thursday.
Police used teargas to defuse the crowd attending the Maragoli Cultural Festival.
Greek police fired teargas on Wednesday at youths marching in Athens to mark the ninth anniversary of the killing of a teenager by police, an incident that sparked Greece's worst riots for decades.
On the other hand, Indian forces fired teargas shells on protesting students of the Government Higher Secondary School, Pattan.
Srinagar -- In occupied Kashmir, over 30 people were injured after Indian troops and police personnel resorted to teargas shelling on the funeral of a minor boy in Srinagar, today.
ISLAMABAD -- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government on Thursday decided to lodge an FIR against Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali and other top officials for firing teargas on the convoy of Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and preventing them from entering Punjab.
But in Paris groups clashed with police and were sprayed with teargas.
11 (BNA): Several Palestinian citizens were suffocated by teargas after Israeli occupation forces stormed into three Palestinian households, tampering with their belongings.