What is another word for tear gas?

Pronunciation: [tˈi͡ə ɡˈas] (IPA)

Tear gas, also known as riot control agents, is a widely used method to control crowds and disperse protests. However, the term "tear gas" is misleading as it does not actually cause tears but rather irritates the eyes, nose, and throat. There are several synonyms for this term such as CS gas, chemical irritants, respiratory irritants, pepper spray, and mace. CS gas is the most commonly used chemical compound in most tear gas formulae. Chemical irritants are used to control and subdue violent crowds, but their use is highly debated due to their harmful effects on the respiratory system, eyes, and skin. The use of such agents has been restricted in some countries due to human rights concerns.

What are the hypernyms for Tear gas?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with Tear gas

  • Bring on your tear gas, bring on your grenades, your new supplies of Mace, your state troopers and even your national guards. But let the record show we ain't going to be turned around.
    Ralph Abernathy
  • Western society has many flaws, and it is good for an educated person to have thought some of these through, even at the expense of losing a lecture or two to tear gas.
    Robert B. Laughlin
  • I can still smell the tear gas in the Hilton Hotel.
    Eugene McCarthy
  • For the first time people in the south stopped calling for separation, raised the national flag and demanded an end to the regime. It's been truly historic. The country is united in its aim to rid itself of the regime through public vigils and rallies, civil disobedience and slogans instead of tear gas and bullets.
    Tawakkol Karman

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