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tear gas

noun

Simple Definition of tear gas

  • : a gas that makes people unable to see by causing their eyes to be filled with tears and that is used especially by the police or military to separate large groups of people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tear gas

  1. :  a solid, liquid, or gaseous substance that on dispersion in the atmosphere irritates mucous membranes resulting especially in blinding of the eyes with tears and is used chiefly in dispelling mobs

1917

First Known Use of tear gas

1917


Medical Dictionary

tear gas

noun

Medical Definition of tear gas

  1. :  a solid, liquid, or gaseous substance that on dispersion in the atmosphere irritates mucous membranes resulting especially in blinding of the eyes with tears




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