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Definition of "lachrymator" []

  • Tear gas. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lachrymator" in a sentence
  • "Demolished villages, the only shelter for troops in a desolate area, have been rendered uninhabitable for days by a concentrated lachrymator enemy shoot of less than one hour."
  • "-- This substance was toxic, a lachrymator, and slightly persistent."
  • "The Allied lachrymator campaign was terribly handicapped by lack of bromine."