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Synonyms for lachrymator

a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage them

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Stability and detectibility of lachrymators and their degradation products in evidence samples, Journal of Forensic Sciences (2002) 47:44-51.
In most onions, the lachrymator produces antibacterial and antifungal qualitites that account for the long storage life.
Acids, bases, oxidizing agents, reducing agents, lachrymators, irritants, solvents, flammable solids, inerts, and highly toxic substances are all stored separately in each lab.