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CS gas

Syllabification: CS gas

Definition of CS gas in English:

noun

A powerful form of tear gas used particularly in the control of riots.
Example sentences
  • Twenty-four police officers in riot gear using CS gas, five of them injured, nineteen people arrested, three pubs closed, traffic backed up for miles.
  • All forces now have similar units (under various names), trained in riot control, use of firearms and sometimes CS gas.
  • Teachers were so concerned that they called police and at one point an officer was forced to threaten to use CS gas to disperse the crowd.

Origin

1960s: from the initials of Ben B. Corson (born 1896) and Roger W. Stoughton (1906–57), the American chemists who discovered the properties of the chemical in 1928.

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