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tear' gas"



Pronunciation: (tēr), [key]
a gas that makes the eyes smart and water, thus producing a temporary blindness, used in modern warfare, to quell riots, etc.

tear-gas



Pronunciation: (tēr'gas"), [key]
v.t., -gassed, -gas•sing.
to subject to tear gas.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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