CS gas

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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 suspect complained the officer punched him, kicked him on the back and ribs and sprayed him with CS spray.
Traffic officers used CS spray to detain a man after he used a knife on the London Ambulance Service response car in Greenford, west London, Scotland Yard said.
A WITNESS found himself at the centre of his own police enquiry - after stealing CS spray and handcuffs from a police station locker room.
CS spray weapons are illegal under the Firearms Act 1968 section 5 (1b), which "covers any weapon of whatever description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing".
A RAMPAGING yob, who threw a flaming pillow at police after downing 11 bottles of wine, was Tasered and doused with CS spray at the same time.
A RAIDER terrorised staff with a knife and a gun at a Birmingham branch of the KFC fast-food chain, before using CS spray and demanding cash from them.
She added: "Although the use of CS spray in this situation was appropriate in order to alleviate the risk presented to the public, careful consideration should be given as to how exposure to CS spray is managed when it proves necessary to use it within a hospital environment.
THIS was the scene as Hundreds of students demonstrated at the University of Warwick over police use of CS spray to break up a protest at the CAMPUS.
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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.