Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “tear gas”

See all translations

tear gas

noun [U] uk   us  
a gas used by some police and armed forces to control crowds of people. It hurts the eyes and makes them produce tears.
Translations of “tear gas”
in Korean 최루 가스…
in Arabic غاز مُسيل للدموع…
in Portuguese gás lacrimogêneo…
in Catalan gas lacrimogen…
in Japanese 催涙ガス…
in Italian gas lacrimogeno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 催淚氣體,催淚性毒氣…
in Russian слезоточивый газ…
in Turkish göz yaşartıcı bomba…
in Chinese (Simplified) 催泪瓦斯,催泪性毒气…
in Polish gaz łzawiący…
(Definition of tear gas from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tear gas?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “tear gas” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More