Definitions

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  • noun Alternative spelling of tear gas.
  • verb Alternative spelling of tear gas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage them; used in dispersing crowds
  • verb attack with teargas; subject to teargas fumes

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Examples

  • At some stage when I heard what I can say are shots.] [I] t was in the process, because when teargas is fired I think it gives the same sound as of bullets.

    'I Saw a Nightmare …' Doing Violence to Memory: The Soweto Uprising, June 16, 1976

  • NORM STAMPER: Not vetoing a decision to use chemical agents, also known as teargas, against hundreds of nonviolent demonstrators.

    Democracy Now!

  • NORM STAMPER: Not vetoing a decision to use chemical agents, also known as teargas, against hundreds of nonviolent demonstrators.

    Democracy Now!

  • NORM STAMPER: Not vetoing a decision to use chemical agents, also known as teargas, against hundreds of nonviolent demonstrators.

    Democracy Now!

  • NORM STAMPER: Not vetoing a decision to use chemical agents, also known as teargas, against hundreds of nonviolent demonstrators.

    Democracy Now!

  • NORM STAMPER: Not vetoing a decision to use chemical agents, also known as teargas, against hundreds of nonviolent demonstrators.

    Democracy Now!

  • Britain has announced it will urgently review export licences after Bahrain cleared protesters from the capital, Manama, with UK-made crowd-controls weapons such as teargas and stun grenades.

    Worries about Sandhurst links after Bahrain protest crackdown

  • It was also felt that research was needed into the field of irritants, such as teargas, as the Americans and Russians had developed a highly effective gas for which no antidote was available.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Christoforakis said one quarter of the claimed land was littered with unexploded landmines, as well as with mortars and other munitions such as teargas canisters.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Greeks who oppose the package will be protesting again - yesterday, demonstrations began peacefully but turned violent, with riot police firing teargas at the crowds.

    Markets optimistic that Greek austerity package will pass

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