from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A substance, such as tear gas, that causes tears to flow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A chemical substance that causes tears to flow; same as
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- noun Any substance that causes
tears; especially tear gas
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- noun a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage them; used in dispersing crowds
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Demolished villages, the only shelter for troops in a desolate area, have been rendered uninhabitable for days by a concentrated lachrymator enemy shoot of less than one hour.
-- This substance was toxic, a lachrymator, and slightly persistent.
The Allied lachrymator campaign was terribly handicapped by lack of bromine.
-- There is hardly need to dwell on the next class, the lachrymator.