lacrimator

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noun lac·ri·ma·tor \ˈla-krə-ˌmā-tər\
variants: or

lachrymator

Definition of lacrimator

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

Origin and Etymology of lacrimator

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


First Known Use: 1918


Medical Dictionary

lacrimator

noun lac·ri·ma·tor
variants: also

lachrymator

\ˈlak-rə-ˌmāt-ər\play

Medical Definition of lacrimator

  1. :  a tear-producing substance (as tear gas)


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