chemical agent


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chemical agent

Any toxic chemical intended for use in military operations. See also chemical ammunition; chemical defense; chemical dose; chemical environment; chemical warfare; riot control agent.
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Noun1.chemical agent - an agent that produces chemical reactions
active, active agent - chemical agent capable of activity
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
reagent - a chemical agent for use in chemical reactions
desiccant, drier, drying agent, siccative - a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
oxidant, oxidiser, oxidizer, oxidizing agent - a substance that oxidizes another substance
reducer, reducing agent, reductant - a substance capable of bringing about the reduction of another substance as it itself is oxidized; used in photography to lessen the density of a negative or print by oxidizing some of the loose silver
scavenger - a chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities
surface-active agent, surfactant, wetter, wetting agent - a chemical agent capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved
vesicant, vesicatory - a chemical agent that causes blistering (especially mustard gas)
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