Definition of lachrymator in English:

lachrymator

Line breaks: lach¦ry|ma¦tor
Pronunciation: /ˈlakrɪˌmeɪtə
 
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(also lacrimator)

noun

chiefly Medicine
  • A substance that irritates the eyes and causes tears to flow.
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    • This lachrymator dissolves in eye fluids and produces small amounts of irritating sulfuric acid.
    • What is more, chemical tear gas lachrymators are considered by some to have long term carcinogenic properties.
    • The student exposed to the lachrymator was not wearing eye protection.

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