poison gas


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poison gas

n.
A gas or vapor used especially in chemical warfare to injure, disable, or kill upon inhalation or contact.

poison gas

n
(Military) a gaseous substance, such as chlorine, phosgene, or lewisite, used in warfare to kill or harm

poi′son gas′


n.
any toxic gas, esp. one used in chemical warfare to kill or incapacitate on inhalation or contact, as chlorine.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poison gas - a gas that is poisonous to breath or contactpoison gas - a gas that is poisonous to breath or contact; used in chemical warfare
chemical weapon - chemical substances that can be delivered using munitions and dispersal devices to cause death or severe harm to people and animals and plants
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
blistering agent, dichloroethyl sulfide, mustard agent, mustard gas, sulfur mustard - a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungs; there is no known antidote
nerve agent, nerve gas - a toxic gas that is inhaled or absorbed through the skin and has harmful effects on the nervous and respiratory system
Translations
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poison gas

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