Meaning of tear gas

tear' gas"

Pronunciation: (tēr), [key]
  1. 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]
— -gassed, -gas•sing.
  1. to subject to tear gas.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: