lacrimator

lacrimator
An agent (such as tear gas) that irritates the eyes and produces tears. [L. lacrima, tear]

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lac·ri·ma·tor also lach·ry·ma·tor 'lak-rə-.māt-ər n a tear-producing substance (as tear gas)

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n.
an agent that irritates the eyes, causing excessive secretion of tears.

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lac·ri·ma·tor (lakґrĭ-ma″tər) a substance that increases the flow of tears, such as tear gas.

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  • lacrimator — n. a chemical substance that causes tears to flow; same as {lachrymator}. Syn: lachrymator. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lăcrimător — LĂCRIMĂTÓR, OÁRE, lăcrimători, oare, adj. (Rar) Care lăcrimează, care plânge; întristat. [var.: lăcrămătór, oáre adj.] – Lăcrima + suf. ător. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  lăcrimătór adj. m. (sil. cri ), pl. lăcrimătóri; …   Dicționar Român

  • lacrimator — [lak′ri māt΄ər] n. LACHRYMATOR …   English World dictionary

  • lacrimator — lakrimatorius statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Ašarojimą sukelianti medžiaga. atitikmenys: angl. lachrymator; lacrimator; tear gas rus. лакриматор …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • lacrimator — or lachrymator noun Etymology: Latin lacrimare to weep, from lacrima tear more at lachrymal Date: 1918 a tear producing substance (as tear gas) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lacrimator — /lak reuh may teuhr/, n. lachrymator. * * * …   Universalium

  • lacrimator — n. substance which causes the eyes to produce tears (i.e. tear gas) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lacrimator — noun variant spelling of lachrymator …   English new terms dictionary

  • lacrimator — lac·ri·ma·tor …   English syllables

  • lacrimator — n. an agent that irritates the eyes, causing excessive secretion of tears …   The new mediacal dictionary

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