blistering agent


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Noun1.blistering agent - a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungsblistering agent - a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungs; there is no known antidote
poison gas - a gas that is poisonous to breath or contact; used in chemical warfare
vesicant, vesicatory - a chemical agent that causes blistering (especially mustard gas)
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In another incident, in September 2016, Islamic State militants fired a mortar containing sulphur mustard blistering agent from one of their positions.
A recent report by a separate international fact-finding team in Syria revealed that a "nonstate actor" used the blistering agent sulfur mustard, an outlawed chemical weapon, in an attack near the northern Syrian town of Aleppo in August, likely killing an infant.
Islamic State could have obtained the mustard agent in Syria, whose government admitted to having large quantities of the blistering agent in 2013, when it agreed to give up its chemical weapons arsenal, the newspaper reported.
8 metric tonnes of sulfur mustard, a blistering agent, which are all the Syrian chemicals that remain on the ship.
Syria has an estimated 1,000 metric tonnes of toxic chemicals: around 300 tonnes of sulfur mustard, a blistering agent, and about 700 tonnes of the nerve agents sarin and VX.