Meaning of “tear gas” in the English Dictionary

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"tear gas" in British English

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tear gasnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈteə ˌɡæs/ us /ˈter ˌɡæs/

a gas used by some police and armed forces to control crowds of people. It hurts the eyes and makes them produce tears.

(Definition of “tear gas” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tear gasnoun [ U ]

us /ˈtɪər ˌɡæs/

a gas that hurts the eyes and produces tears, and is used sometimes by police to control crowds

(Definition of “tear gas” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)