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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Zachary Sad from Rabbis for Human Rights Israeli organization, said that the students were attacked by teargas because they threw stones on the soldiers.
They told Quds Press that Israeli soldiers opened fire in the air and fired teargas canisters to disperse them, adding that five paramedics and three citizens were treated for breathing difficulty while a journalist was hit with a teargas canister in his foot.
Eyewitnesses said that more than 30 buses full of Jewish settlers stormed into the city of Nablus at 22:00 hours local time escorted by large number of Israeli forces who fired tens of teargas canisters and sound-bombs so as to disperse Palestinian youngsters who pelted them with stones.
Interior Ministry spokesperson Mohamed Menady has confirmed that a new shipment of teargas from the United States arrived in Suez on Sunday.
The Israeli army used teargas canisters and stun grenades to disperse the protesters, causing serious cases of suffocation by teargas inhalation.
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Police arrived to the scene and began firing teargas at the crowd that was leaving the cathedral, as well as launching teargas canisters over the walls of the cathedral complex.
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Israeli soldiers then fired teargas canisters and stun grenades towards the protesters, causing multiple cases of suffocation by teargas inhalation.
Israeli soldiers intensely threw teargas grenades and sounds grenades in the area, causing the house to be burned.