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tear gasnoun [U]

uk   us  
a ​gas used by some ​police and ​armedforces to ​controlcrowds 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 ​producestears, and is used sometimes by ​police to ​controlcrowds
(Definition of tear gas from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tear gas”
in Arabic غاز مُسيل للدموع…
in Korean 최루 가스…
in Portuguese gás lacrimogêneo…
in Catalan gas lacrimogen…
in Japanese 催涙ガス…
in Chinese (Simplified) 催泪瓦斯,催泪性毒气…
in Turkish göz yaşartıcı bomba…
in Russian слезоточивый газ…
in Chinese (Traditional) 催淚氣體,催淚性毒氣…
in Italian gas lacrimogeno…
in Polish gaz łzawiący…
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