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tear gas

 (tîr)
n.
Any of various agents that on dispersal, usually from grenades or projectiles, irritate the eyes and cause blinding tears.
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tear gas

(tɪə)
n
1. (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
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tear′ gas`

(tɪər)
n.
a gas that makes the eyes smart and water, thus producing a temporary blindness, used in warfare, to quell riots, etc.
[1915–20]
tear′-gas`, tear′gas`, v.t. -gassed, -gas•sing.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tear gas - a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage themtear gas - 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
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Translations
غَازٌ مُسِيلٌ للدُّمُوعغاز مُسيل للدُّموع
slzný plyn
tåregas
kyynelkaasu
suzavac
könnygáz
táragas
催涙ガス
최루 가스
slzný plyn
tårgas
แก๊สน้ำตา
göz yaşartıcı gazgözyaşı bombası
hơi cay

tear gas

nTränengas nt
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tear gas

[ˈtɪəˌgæs] ngas m lacrimogeno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tear1

(tiə) noun
a drop of liquid coming from the eye, as a result of emotion (especially sadness) or because something (eg smoke) has irritated it. tears of joy/laughter/rage.
ˈtearful adjective
1. inclined to cry or weep; with much crying or weeping. She was very tearful; a tearful farewell.
2. covered with tears. tearful faces.
ˈtearfully adverb
ˈtearfulness noun
tear gas
a kind of gas causing blinding tears, used against eg rioters.
ˈtear-stained adjective
marked with tears. a tear-stained face.
in tears
crying or weeping. She was in tears over the broken doll.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

tear gas

غَازٌ مُسِيلٌ للدُّمُوع slzný plyn tåregas Tränengas δακρυγόνο gas lacrimógeno kyynelkaasu gaz lacrymogène suzavac gas lacrimogeno 催涙ガス 최루 가스 traangas tåregass gaz łzawiący gás lacrimogénio, gás lacrimogênio слезоточивый газ tårgas แก๊สน้ำตา gözyaşı bombası hơi cay 催泪弹
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