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


  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.


  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. Charles Rwomushana:

    They thwarted his bid for the NRM ticket and thought that would kill his momentum, you will see more tear gas.

  3. 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.

  4. Josephine Mayanja-Nkangi:

    A large crowd had gathered ... but police were determined to stop Mbabazi from addressing them, so they again fired tear gas and live bullets.

  5. Timothee Mbuya:

    The police came to disperse the people with tear gas and went after all the young people who were wearing T-shirts of (Katumbi's soccer club).

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