tear gas

noun

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

1916

First Known Use of tear gas

1916


TEAR GAS Defined for English Language Learners

tear gas

noun

Definition of tear gas for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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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