Definitions for lachrymatorˈlæk rəˌmeɪ tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lach•ry•ma•torˈlæk rəˌmeɪ tər(n.)

or lac•ri•ma•tor

  1. a chemical substance that causes the shedding of tears, as tear gas.

    Category: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Origin of lachrymator:

1915–20; < L lacrimā(re) to shed tears (see lachrymatory ) + -tor

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tear gas, teargas, lacrimator, lachrymator(noun)

    a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage them; used in dispersing crowds


  1. lachrymator(Noun)

    Any substance that causes tears; especially tear gas

  2. Origin: From lachrymation + -or


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