lacrimator

noun
lac·ri·ma·tor | \ˈla-krə-ˌmā-tər \
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

noun
lac·ri·ma·tor
variants: also lachrymator \ˈlak-rə-ˌmāt-ər \

Medical Definition of lacrimator 

: a tear-producing substance (as tear gas)

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