nerve gas


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nerve gas

n.

nerve gas

n
(Pharmacology) (esp in chemical warfare) any of various poisonous gases that have a potentially fatal paralysing effect on the central nervous system

nerve′ gas`


n.
any of several poison gases, derived chiefly from phosphoric acid, that interfere with nerve conduction and respiration.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.nerve gas - a toxic gas that is inhaled or absorbed through the skin and has harmful effects on the nervous and respiratory system
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
VX gas - a highly lethal nerve agent used in chemical warfare; a toxic liquid that penetrates the skin or lungs to disrupt the nervous system and stop respiration; in combat VX gas is deployed by detonating a container over the target area and can persist in the environment up to several weeks after release; "VX gas is one of those things we wish we could disinvent"
organophosphate nerve agent - any of a series of nerve agents containing organophosphate compounds first synthesized by German chemists in 1936; in World War II the Germans tested them in concentration camps but not on the battlefield; Iraq is alleged to have used them against Iran and against the Kurds
poison gas - a gas that is poisonous to breath or contact; used in chemical warfare
Translations

nerve gas

ngas m nervino
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