What does tear gas mean?

Definitions for tear gastɪər

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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

Wiktionary

  1. tear gas(Noun)

    Any lachrymatory non-lethal chemical compound that causes the eyes to sting and water and/or irritates the respiratory system, mostly used for controlling crowds during riots or as self-defense.

  2. tear gas(Verb)

    To use tear gas.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tear gas in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tear gas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Isrrael Galindo:

    He told him, 'Hurry, because the police have taken us. They used tear gas,'.

  2. Editor Gilbert Bailon:

    It’s a very personal story. Some staff faced tear gas directly; some were deeply involved in efforts to get the community to heal.

  3. Nayab Haider:

    When police tried to stop them, they stoned police and beat officials with batons. In retaliation, police baton-charged them followed by tear gas firing.

  4. Eric Dupuy:

    We don't know what happened ... The youth were speaking with the security forces to access the Place de l'Independance. After a while they started shooting (tear gas).

  5. President Obama:

    We gather here to honor the courage of ordinary Americans willing to endure billy clubs and the chastening rod; tear gas and the trampling hoof; men and women who despite the gush of blood and splintered bone would stay true to their North Star and keep marching toward justice.

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