CS gas


noun

a gas causing tears, salivation, and painful breathing, used in civil disturbances; ortho- chlorobenzal malononitrile. Formula: C 6 H 4 ClCH:C(CN) 2

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Word Origin for CS gas

C20: from the surname initials of its US inventors, Ben Carson and Roger Staughton

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