lacrimator

[lak-ruh-mey-ter]

noun


lachrymator

or lac·ri·ma·tor

[lak-ruh-mey-ter]

noun

a chemical substance that causes the shedding of tears, as tear gas.

Origin of lachrymator

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

lachrymator or lacrymator

noun

a substance causing an increase in the flow of tearsSee tear gas

lachrymator

noun

a variant spelling of lacrimator
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lacrimator in Medicine

lacrimator

[lăkrə-mā′tər]

n.

Variant oflachrymator

lachrymator

n.

Tear gas.
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