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lacrimator

[lak-ruh-mey-ter] /ˈlæk rəˌmeɪ tər/
noun

lachrymator

or lacrimator

[lak-ruh-mey-ter] /ˈlæk rəˌmeɪ tər/
noun
1.
a chemical substance that causes the shedding of tears, as tear gas.
Origin of lachrymator
1915-1920
1915-20; < Medieval Latin lacrimātor, equivalent to lacrimā(re) to shed tears (see lachrymatory) + -tor -tor
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British Dictionary definitions for lacrimator

lacrimator

/ˈlækrɪˌmeɪtə/
noun
1.
a substance causing an increase in the flow of tears See tear gas

lachrymator

/ˈlækrɪˌmeɪtə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of lacrimator
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lacrimator in Medicine

lacrimator lac·ri·ma·tor (lāk'rə-mā'tər)
n.
Variant of lachrymator.

lachrymator lach·ry·ma·tor or lac·ri·ma·tor (lāk'rə-mā'tər)
n.
Tear gas.

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