lachrymator

[lak-ruh-mey-ter]
noun
a chemical substance that causes the shedding of tears, as tear gas.
Also, lacrimator.


Origin:
1915–20; < Medieval Latin lacrimātor, equivalent to lacrimā(re) to shed tears (see lachrymatory) + -tor -tor

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lachrymator (ˈlækrɪˌmeɪtə)
 
n
a variant spelling of lacrimator

lacrimator, lachrymator or lacrymator (ˈlækrɪˌmeɪtə)
 
n
See tear gas a substance causing an increase in the flow of tears
 
lachrymator, lachrymator or lacrymator
 
n
 
lacrymator, lachrymator or lacrymator
 
n

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

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Lachrymator: the vapors are irritating to the eyes and mucous membranes.
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