tear gas


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gas

 [gas]
any elastic aeriform fluid in which the molecules are widely separated from each other and so have free paths.
alveolar gas the gas in the alveoli of the lungs, where gas exchange with the capillary blood takes place.
blood g's the partial pressures of oxygen and carbon dioxide in blood; see blood gas analysis.
laughing gas nitrous oxide.
gas pains pains caused by distention of the stomach or intestines by accumulation of air or other gases. The presence of gas is indicated by distention of the abdomen, belching, or discharge of gas through the rectum. Gas-forming foods include highly flavored vegetables such as onions, cabbage, and turnips; members of the bean family; and fruits such as melons and raw apples. Some seasonings and other chemical irritants also produce gas.
tear gas any of various irritant vapors dispensed by aerosol and causing pain and severe lacrimation in humans; some also cause irritation of exposed mucous membranes as well as vomiting. Common ones include chloroacetophenone (CN), o-chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile (see CS), and dibenz(b,f)-1,4-oxazepine (see cr); the most common of the three is CS (also known as mace).

tear gas

a gas (for example, acetone, benzene bromide, xylol) that causes irritation of the conjunctiva and profuse lacrimation.
See also: lacrimator.

tear gas

(tēr gas)
A common but erroneous term for compounds (e.g., acetone, benzene bromide, and xylol) that irritate the conjunctiva and cause profuse lacrimation. These compounds are typically solids dispensed either as aerosols or in solution.
See also: lacrimator
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Many Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, especially after the soldiers fired many gas bombs into the village, also striking several homes.
Did they want to kill us with tear gas?" she posed.Mr Munga Gichunge said when the police officers realised the damage caused, they broke into the bar to rescue those who had fainted.
They seemed to stop only when they had run out of tear gas.
The CBP said in a statement Monday that agents fired the tear gas after migrants attempted crossing the border illegally, some of them throwing rocks at border agents.
Police stopped using tear gas after firing over 3,000 canisters in 1998 but kept stockpiles.
Human rights campaigners exploit the use or abuse of tear gas, by developing countries in particular, as an important campaigning tool to defame incumbent governments.
The fumes of from the tear gas caused panic among customers of Padi's Point at the Araneta Center in Cubao, with some being forced to leave the place without settling their bills, police said.
Police fired tear gas canisters from inside the High Court building at hundreds of protesters gathered there to mark the anniversary of a general strike that occurred in Mahalla in 2008.
Since Bahrain is such a small island, the use of tear gas doesn't just affect the demonstrators it is used to disperse, it also affects those living in the area in which it is used.
Police fired tear gas and baton charged the unruly students to disperse them.
Summary: Malaysian police have fired tear gas and water cannon in clashes with thousands of protesters demanding electoral reforms.
| TUNIS, April 9 (KUNA) -- Tunisian security forces used on Monday tear gas to disperse crowds of people who were marking the Day of Martyrs, triggering clashes and accusations of returning to security policies of the toppled regime.