riot-control gas

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riot-control gas:

see poison gaspoison gas,
any of various gases sometimes used in warfare or riot control because of their poisonous or corrosive nature. These gases may be roughly grouped according to the portal of entry into the body and their physiological effects.
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; tear gastear gas,
gas that causes temporary blindness through the excessive flow of tears resulting from irritation of the eyes. The gas is used in chemical warfare and as a means for dispersing mobs.
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During this time, he oversaw the execution of two Project 112 exercises: the testing of riot control agent munition dispersion patterns in Panama and biological warfare simulant releases in the Pacific.
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