from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of lachrymator.
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- n. Alternative spelling of lachrymator.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a chemical substance that causes tears to flow; same as lachrymator.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage them; used in dispersing crowds
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One sulfur product is produced in significant quantities only in the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and rakkyo: the “lacrimator,” which causes our eyes to water.