Meaning of CS gas in English:

CS gas

Pronunciation /ˌsiːˌɛs ˈɡas/

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mass noun
  • A powerful form of tear gas used particularly in the control of riots.

    ‘Twenty-four police officers in riot gear using CS gas, five of them injured, nineteen people arrested, three pubs closed, traffic backed up for miles.’
    • ‘All forces now have similar units (under various names), trained in riot control, use of firearms and sometimes CS gas.’
    • ‘Teachers were so concerned that they called police and at one point an officer was forced to threaten to use CS gas to disperse the crowd.’
    • ‘One witness said police told him not to walk down Park Road as the air was filled with CS gas.’
    • ‘Officers will become comfortable using riot gear including shields, CS gas and batons and will work through realistic scenarios learning how to deal with violent individuals and crowds.’
    • ‘Finally, the use of CS gas will aid in the dispersal of an unruly mob without causing any permanent damage.’
    • ‘As the policeman leaped out of his car, the man raised the hammer above the girl's head but the quick-thinking officer managed to spray CS gas in his face, causing him to release the girl instantly.’
    • ‘An Army sergeant accused of smuggling CS gas into Britain claimed it was to be used to train recruits against nuclear, biological and chemical attack, a court heard yesterday.’
    • ‘Although no knives were recovered as a result of scanning, arrests were made for people with knives and CS gas by ‘spotter’ officers operating in other parts of town.’
    • ‘The operation resulted in 11 people being charged with conspiracy to supply drugs, and a large amount of cash, vehicles, weapons, drugs and CS gas were recovered.’
    • ‘In her complaint, she says her husband was pinned to the floor, sprayed with CS gas and handcuffed excessively tightly despite putting up no resistance to being arrested.’
    • ‘The court heard how weapons confiscated from the gang included a sword, knives of various sizes along with a small axe, CS gas, nunchucks and a baseball bat with 50 spikes in it.’
    • ‘Across the county knives and other offensive weapons such as CS gas or pepper sprays, which are prohibited under firearms legislation, are also included in the amnesty.’
    • ‘Everyone knew and everyone mentioned that a Bangladeshi man had been sprayed with CS gas in a struggle with the police on Sunday, when questioned about a suspicious tax disc.’
    • ‘A passer-by got involved and started shouting and chasing the three people down the street but as he approached them they sprayed what I believe was CS gas into his face.’
    • ‘And the offenders brandished guns and sprayed CS gas into victims' faces and evaded capture by ramming into police cars, injuring officers.’
    • ‘Police used CS gas and made 40 preventative arrests.’
    • ‘In his capacity as a GP working during the Troubles, he has researched the harmful effects of heavy exposure to CS gas on the local population.’
    • ‘Police officers could have triggered a father of five's death from a sudden heart attack three days after they sprayed CS gas in his face, an inquest heard.’
    • ‘Some rubber bullets were fired, followed by CS gas.’


1960s from the initials of Ben B. Corson (1896–1987) and Roger W. Stoughton (1906–57), the American chemists who discovered the properties of the chemical in 1928.