harassing agent

harassing agent

[′har·ə·siŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(ordnance)
A chemical agent that forces troops to wear gas masks and to cut down their efficiency; examples are an irritating gas or smoke.
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Set 2--Lets firefighters and workers in the facility know about the presence of harassing agents, riot control agents, and smoke in the facility.
Bellmarc co-founder Neil Binder has settled a lawsuit with former partners Larry Friedman and Anthony DeGrotta after they accused him of sexually harassing agents and using the firm as a piggy bank to fund an alleged drug habit.
6) By the end of WWI, research and development (R&D) of CW resulted in classifying chemical agents into two broad categories--casualty agents and harassing agents.
9) While casualty agents were designed to incapacitate and kill, harassing agents were designed to force the enemy to wear chemical protective equipment.