lacrimator

noun
lac·​ri·​ma·​tor | \ ˈla-krə-ˌmā-tər How to pronounce lacrimator (audio) \
variants: or lachrymator

Definition of lacrimator

: a tear-producing substance (such as tear gas)

First Known Use of lacrimator

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lacrimator

Latin lacrimare to weep, from lacrima tear — more at lachrymal

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“Lacrimator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lacrimator. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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lacrimator

noun
lac·​ri·​ma·​tor
variants: also lachrymator \ ˈlak-​rə-​ˌmāt-​ər How to pronounce lacrimator (audio) \

Medical Definition of lacrimator

: a tear-producing substance (as tear gas)

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