/lak"reuh may'teuhr/, n.
a chemical substance that causes the shedding of tears, as tear gas.
Also, lacrimator.
[1915-20; < ML lacrimator, equiv. to lacrima(re) to shed tears (see LACHRYMATORY) + -tor -TOR]

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  • lachrymator — noun see lacrimator …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lachrymator — noun any substance that causes tears; especially tear gas …   Wiktionary

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

  • lachrymator — [ lakrɪˌmeɪtə] (also lacrimator) noun chiefly Medicine a substance that irritates the eyes and causes tears to flow …   English new terms dictionary

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  • lachrymator — /ˈlækrəmeɪtə/ (say lakruhmaytuh) noun a substance which causes tears to be shed; a tear gas. {respelling of Latin stem lacrimat(io) weeping + or2} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • lachrymator — n. an agent irritating the eyes, causing tears …   Useful english dictionary

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