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lachrymator

[lak-ruh-mey-ter] /ˈlæk rəˌmeɪ tər/
noun
1.
a chemical substance that causes the shedding of tears, as tear gas.
Also, lacrimator.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; < Medieval Latin lacrimātor, equivalent to lacrimā(re) to shed tears (see lachrymatory) + -tor -tor
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Examples for lachrymator
  • lachrymator: the vapors are irritating to the eyes and mucous membranes.
British Dictionary definitions for lachrymator

lachrymator

/ˈlækrɪˌmeɪtə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of lacrimator

lacrimator

/ˈlækrɪˌmeɪtə/
noun
1.
a substance causing an increase in the flow of tears See tear gas
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lachrymator in Medicine

lachrymator lach·ry·ma·tor or lac·ri·ma·tor (lāk'rə-mā'tər)
n.
Tear gas.

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