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a colorless, flammable gas used in chemical warfare
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arson – malicious burning of property
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 (är-sēn′, är′sēn′)
A colorless, flammable, very poisonous gas, AsH3, having an odor like garlic and used in chemical warfare, as a solid-state doping agent, and in organic synthesis.

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(Elements & Compounds) a colourless poisonous gas used in the manufacture of organic compounds, to dope transistors, and as a military poisonous gas. Formula: AsH3
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(ɑrˈsin, ˈɑr sin, -sɪn)

a colorless, flammable gas, AsH3, having a fetid odor.
[1875–80; ars (enic) + -ine2]
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Noun1.arsine - a poisonous colorless flammable gas used in organic synthesis and to dope transistors and as a poison gas in warfare
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
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Hydride generation begins with the chemical reduction of the arsenic in the sample, followed by a reaction that creates arsenic trihydride, a volatile gas.