pepper spraypepper spray
an aerosol spray containing capsaicin or other ingredient highly irritating to the eyes, sinuses, etc., used as in defense against an attacker or by the police to subdue unruly or violent persons
Origin of pepper sprayin reference, refer to capsicum, a genus of pepper plants
An aerosol containing the irritant capsaicin, used to immobilize or incapacitate a person or animal, especially one that is an attacker.
Origin of pepper sprayFrom the capsaicin content derived from capsicum peppers.
(third-person singular simple present pepper-sprays, present participle pepper-spraying, simple past and past participle pepper-sprayed)
- To douse someone with pepper spray.