a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage them; used in dispersing crowds
Syn: ↑tear gas, ↑lacrimator, ↑lachrymator
Hypernyms: ↑gas, ↑chemical weapon
attack with teargas; subject to teargas fumes

The students were teargassed during the riot

Hypernyms: ↑gas
Verb Frames:

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