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CS gas

n
(Elements & Compounds) a gas causing tears, salivation, and painful breathing, used in civil disturbances; ortho-chlorobenzal malononitrile. Formula: C6H4ClCH:C(CN)2
[C20: from the surname initials of its US inventors, Ben Carson and Roger Staughton]
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Noun1.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
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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CS gas

[ˌsiːˌesˈgæs] N (Brit) → gas m lacrimógeno

CS gas

n˜ Tränengas nt
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The officer said he felt he had no choice but to CS spray him to stop him injuring himself, Middlesbrough County Court heard.
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The 27-year-old man was tackled with CS spray but escaped from Aintree University Hospital after police said he was violent towards its officers.
POLICE used CS spray in action for the first time yesterday and immediately drew criticism from an MP.
During some of the raids the gang members armed themselves with knives, a gun, a hammer, CS spray and a Taser stun gun.
POLICE used CS spray to break up a fight in the Houses of Parliament last night, Scotland Yard said.
They arrested him with cocaine still around his lips and CS spray in his pocket.