pepper spray

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pepper spray

n.
An aerosol containing the irritant capsaicin, used to immobilize or incapacitate a person or animal, especially one that is an attacker.

[From the capsaicin content derived from capsicum peppers.]

pepper spray

n
1. (Chemistry) a defence spray agent derived from hot cayenne peppers, which causes temporary blindness and breathing difficulty, sometimes used to control riots
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a defence spray agent derived from hot cayenne peppers, which causes temporary blindness and breathing difficulty, sometimes used to control riots
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Noun1.pepper spray - a nonlethal aerosol spray made with the pepper derivative oleoresin capiscumpepper spray - a nonlethal aerosol spray made with the pepper derivative oleoresin capiscum; used to cause temporary blindness and incapacitate an attacker; also used as a bear deterrent
aerosol can, aerosol container, spray can, aerosol, aerosol bomb - a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas)
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
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Tenders are invited for Oleoresin capsicum (containing 40 percentage capsicinoids powder form
Before performing duties at the MWJRCF, the staff must complete 40 hours of preservice training, which covers topics such as procedures for escorting inmates, responding to emergency situations, conducting security, and training for oleoresin capsicum exposure and certification.
Commercial pepper sprays use oleoresin capsicum or chili oleoresin, an extremely hot pepper extract.
It contains Oleoresin Capsicum extracted from the world's hottest chilli, the Bhut Jolokia (Capsicum Assamicum), largely cultivated in Assam and other parts of North Eastern States of India," said Antony in a written reply to Anil Desai and Rajani Patil in Rajya Sabha.
1) Capsaicinoid konsantrasyonu ise oleoresin capsicum icerisindeki aktif bilesenleri (yani, capsaicin, nordihydrocapsaicin ve dihydrocapsaicin) belirtir ve urunun yakiciligi ile dogru orantili bir parametredir.
That policy says Oleoresin Capsicum spray, or "OC" as it is commonly called, "will not be used punitively" and "should not be used as a means to disperse crowds" or "against persons engaged only in passive resistance.
In addition to 10-percent oleoresin capsicum, this system sports a strobe light and 125-decibel personal alarm.
Airman 1st Class Thomas Hearton, 75th Security Forces Squadron, washes off Oleoresin Capsicum spray from his face at Hill, Air Force Base, Utah.
The training gave him the practice and knowledge to be a lookout, identify classes of ships, use small arms and oleoresin capsicum pepper spray.
Group I (EMLA) received EMLA cream (NEON Laboratories LTD, Mumbai, India), whereas Group II (Myolaxin) received Myolaxin ointment (containing oleoresin capsicum equivalent to capsicum 0.
They have an active ingredient called oleoresin capsicum - in a nutshell you do not want this near your face
Security and law enforcement agencies continue to be peppered by studies on the safety and efficacy of oleoresin capsicum (OC), better known as pepper spray.