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tear gas

noun [U]
 
 
a gas that makes people's eyes hurt, used by the police or army to control violent crowdsSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemicalArms and munitions in general
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…
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