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gas chamber

1. An enclosed space where a poisonous gas is emitted to kill the person inside, often as a form of execution.
2. A similar space used for the anesthetization or killing of an animal.
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gas chamber


gas oven

an airtight room into which poison gas is introduced to kill people or animals
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gas′ cham`ber

a room used for executing prisoners by poison gas.
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Noun1.gas chamber - instrument of execution consisting of a sealed chamber into which poison gas is introducedgas chamber - instrument of execution consisting of a sealed chamber into which poison gas is introduced; used to kill people or animals
instrument of execution - an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person
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غُرْفَة غاز
plynová komora
komora gazowa
plynová komora
gaz odası

gas chamber

ncamera a gas
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(gӕs) noun
1. a substance like air. Oxygen is a gas.
2. any gas which is used for heating, cooking etc.
3. a gas which is used by dentists as an anaesthetic.
4. a poisonous or irritating gas used in war etc. The police used tear gas to control the riot.
verbpast tense, past participle gassed
to poison or kill (a person or animal) with gas. He was gassed during World War I.
gaseous (ˈgӕsiəs) adjective
of or like (a) gas. a gaseous substance.
ˈgassy adjective
full of gas. gassy lemonade.
ˈgassiness noun
gas chamber
a room in which people are killed by means of gas. Many people were sent to the gas chamber in World War II.
gas mask
something which is used to cover the face to prevent a person breathing poisonous gas.
gas meter
an instrument which measures the amount of gas which is used.
gasoline, gasolene (ˈgӕsəliːn) noun
(American. also gas) petrol.
gas station
(American) a petrol station.
ˈgasworks noun singular
a place where gas is made. The gasworks is rather an ugly building.
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A Dutch right-wing senator said that Jews during the Holocaust were driven to gas chambers "like meek little lambs." Toine Beukering, who on Tuesday joined the Eerste Kamer -- the upper chamber of the Dutch parliament -- asserted in an interview published Saturday by the Telegraaf daily.
On the contrary, she was conscripted to work with Josef Mengele, who determined which incoming prisoners would be immediately murdered in the gas chambers upon arrival to Auschwitz, who would be sent to hard, fruitless labor, and who would join his vicious "medical research" and be subjected to his "experiments." Dr.
"I was once on a train from a football match and skinheads started singing songs about gas chambers and making hissing noises.
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MONEY guru Martin Lewis has told how thugs abused him for being Jewish and made hissing sounds to mimic Nazi gas chambers.
About 65,000 people died at the camp, where many were tortured inside gas chambers. Around 28,000 of those killed were Jewish.
Jean-Francois Jalkh, a vice-president of the party, does not want to take up the post he was earmarked to fill because of allegations -- which he firmly denies -- that he made questionable remarks about Nazi gas chambers, National Front (FN) member Louis Aliot, who is also Le Pen's partner in private life, said on Friday.
Like Buk said many times, "humanity, you never had it from the start." As bad as it is now, I look through history, from the slaves that built the Chinese Great Wall, with trenches that they had to dig along with the wall be buried in when they passed out from the hell of the slave labor, to Hitler's gas chambers, and those gas chambers were just yesterday in modern history.
JEAN.MARIE Le Pen, founder and former head of France's far-right National Front party, has been convicted of denying crimes against humanity for repeating that the Nazi gas chambers area "detail" of Second World War history.
He is accused of meeting prisoners as they arrived at the camp in occupied Poland and escorting some to gas chambers.
The fake showers installed by Germans inside some of the gas chambers were not used to deliver gas into them.
"I saw the gas chambers. I saw the crematoria," he told the BBC in the 2005 documentary Auschwitz: the Nazis and the "Final Solution".