Definition of Lachrymator

1. Noun. A gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage them; used in dispersing crowds.




Definition of Lachrymator

1. Noun. Any substance that causes tears; especially tear gas ¹

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Definition of Lachrymator

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lachrymator

lachenalia
lachenalias
laches
lacheses
lachman's test
lachrymable
lachrymal
lachrymal duct
lachrymal gland
lachrymal secretion
lachrymals
lachrymary
lachrymate
lachrymation
lachrymations
lachrymator (current term)
lachrymatories
lachrymators
lachrymatory
lachrymiform
lachrymose
lachrymosely
lachrymosities
lachrymosity
lacier
laciest
lacily
laciness
lacinesses
lacing

Literary usage of Lachrymator

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1. Chemical Warfare by Amos Alfred Fries, Clarence Jay West (1921)
"... Diluent (CCI4, C6H,,C1, See Green Cross 3 Nature of Effect lachrymator ... Lethal Asphyxiant Asphyxiant Asphyxiant Asphyxiant lachrymator Asphyxiant ..."

2. Dear Old "K". by James T. Duane (1922)
"... It is a lachrymator and somewhat of an asphyxiant. The vapor is about 6 times as heavy as air. Phosgene (Carbonyl Chloride) Phosgene is a colorless gas, ..."

3. Gas and Flame in Modern Warfare by Samuel James Manson Auld (1918)
"About the same time in 1916 the enemy began making surprise bombardments with a new lachrymator and with the K-Shell mentioned previously, for the purpose ..."

4. Gas Warfare by Edward Samuel Farrow (1920)
"It is a powerful lachrymator, and very persistent, but not poisonous unless one is very close to a bursting shell. It is two to three times as persistent as ..."

5. The Dogs and the Fleas by Frederic Scrimshaw (1893)
"To the east was the Past and Bygone Lugubrious lachrymator, and opposite him was ... And at the tap of a funeral bell, the Grand Lugubrious lachrymator read ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1919)
"These cartridges were charged with ethyl bromoacetate, a slightly suffocating and non-toxic lachrymator. They were intended for attack on the flanking works ..."

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