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lach·ry·ma·toralso lac·ri·ma·tor (lăk′rə-mā′tər)
A substance, such as tear gas, that causes tears to flow.
[Latin lacrimāre, to cry (from lacrima, tear; see lachrymal) + -ator.]
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(Elements & Compounds) a variant spelling of lacrimator
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or lac•ri•ma•tor(ˈlæk rəˌmeɪ tər)
a chemical substance that causes the shedding of tears, as tear gas.
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|Noun||1.||lachrymator - 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
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
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