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gas mask

n.
A respirator that contains a chemical air filter and is worn over the face as protection against toxic gases and aerosols.
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gas mask

n
(Military) a mask fitted with a chemical filter to enable the wearer to breathe air free of poisonous or corrosive gases: used for military or industrial purposes. Also called (in Britain): respirator
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gas′ mask`


n.
a masklike device that filters air through charcoal and chemicals to protect the wearer against noxious gases.
[1910–15]
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Translations
كمامَه واقِيَه من الغازات السّامَّه
plynová maska
gasmaske
gasgríma

gas mask

nmaschera f antigas inv
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gas

(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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Schools carried out gas-mask drills for pupils and workers were encouraged to take their gas masks to work with them and have them always ready in case of an attack.
Thousands of Israelis crowded gas-mask distribution facilities to get free masks, fearing Israel could be targeted in retaliation by Syria if it is attacked.
Ahead of the meeting, committee head Eli Yishai, of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, blamed the government for closing gas-mask factories and not allocating sufficient funds for purchasing masks.