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[lak-ruh-mey-ter] /ˈlæk rəˌmeɪ tər/
noun Unabridged
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  • Exposure to vapor produces inflammation of mucous membranes and it is a potent lacrimator.
  • CN is a powerful lacrimator and respiratory irritant.
  • He pointed out that phosgene acted chiefly as a respiratory irritant but was also a lacrimator.
British Dictionary definitions for lacrimator


a substance causing an increase in the flow of tears See tear gas
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lacrimator in Medicine

lacrimator lac·ri·ma·tor (lāk'rə-mā'tər)
Variant of lachrymator.

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