teargas


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teargas

(ˈtɪəˌɡæs)
n
(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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teargas - a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage themteargas - 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
Verb1.teargas - attack with teargas; subject to teargas fumes; "The students were teargassed during the riot"
gas - attack with gas; subject to gas fumes; "The despot gassed the rebellious tribes"
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RAFAH, Sunday, June 16, 2019 (WAFA) -- Several Palestinian citizens sustained suffocation today after Israeli forces, stationed along the border fence with the Gaza Strip, fired teargas canisters at homes to the east of Rafah city in the south of the Gaza Strip, witnesses and medical sources said.
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7 (BNA): Tens of Palestinian students were suffocated on Sunday when Israeli soldiers fired teargas canisters into their school year in Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank.
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A strong contingent of police led by Market SHO Munir Abbasi fired teargas shells to disperse the brawling groups, arrested Rajju and seized two pistols found at the crime scene.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Dozens of Palestinian students suffocated from gas inhalation on Sunday after Israeli forces fired teargas canisters outside a compound of schools in the village of Sebastia, North of Nablus in the West Bank, local sources said.
ISLAMABAD -- In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces,Thursday, fired teargas on thousands of mourners who turned up for the funeral prayers of martyred youth, Meraj-ud-Din in Sopore area of Baramulla district.
3 (Petra) -- At least one Palestinian was killed and 220 others were injured, 90 of them by gunfire, or sustained suffocation from teargas inhalation on Friday after Israeli occupation quelled the continuing Great March of Return protests at the Gaza strip border, according to medical source.
figure By FAITH NYAMAI br Over 400 families have been left homeless after their houses were demolished in Kibera, Nairobi, on Thursday.One of the affected residents, Akinyi Onyango,said teargas was lobbed into their houses early in the morning.
A Palestinian man was wounded by rubber-coated metal bullets on Sunday, and others suffered from teargas inhalation today during Israeli incursion into the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron.
REUTERS/Mohammed Salem RAMALLAH - 4 May 2018: Palestinian health ministry said 170 Palestinian civilians, including three journalists, were injured by live shots or suffocated from teargas inhalation on Friday as Israeli forces attacked the protests of the ongoing "Great March of Return" at many encampments on the Gaza-Israel border, Palestinian Wafa news agency reported.
KARACHI -- Police resorted to teargas shelling and baton charge to disperse protesting teachers here on Thursday.