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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RAMALLAH, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- A Palestinian man suffocated to death by a poison gas fired by Israeli forces in Hebron, southern West Bank, Palestinian health ministry announced Wednesday.
Though UK organizations Conflict Armament Research and Sahan Research said the chemicals used in the attack resembled a "chlorine chemical agent," Reuters was unable to independently verify reports of poison gas attacks by Daesh.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group used poison gas while shelling a Kurdish village in late June, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, citing medical testimonies and analyses.
BEIRUT, Shawwal 1, 1436, Jul 17, 2015, SPA -- A Syrian Kurdish militia said on Saturday the terrorist ISIS group had used poison gas in attacks in late June in northeastern Syria, according to Reuters.
Islamic State used poison gas on Kurdish troops, it was claimed yesterday.
The Hebron governorate said in a statement that the occupation forces had raided the vicinity of the schools and fired sound bombs and poison gas at citizens, causing many of them to suffocate.
rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and poison gas towards local residents, shooting
It alleges that the poison gas attack in Damascus last August that killed more than a 1,000 people, and almost triggered a massive US air attack on Syria, was not really carried out by Bashar Al Assad's tyrannical regime (which the US wants to overthrow).
It alleges that the poison gas attack in Damascus last August that killed more than a thousand people, and almost triggered a massive US air attack on Syria, was not really carried out by Bashar al-Assad's tyrannical regime (which the US wants to overthrow).
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SYRIA has completed the destruction of critical equipment for producing chemical weapons and filling munitions with poison gas, an official at the global chemical weapons watchdog said yesterday.