blistering agent


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Noun1.blistering agent - a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungsblistering agent - a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungs; there is no known antidote
poison gas - a gas that is poisonous to breath or contact; used in chemical warfare
vesicant, vesicatory - a chemical agent that causes blistering (especially mustard gas)
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We have the blistering agent such as mustard agent that is designed to induce blisters wherever it falls.
Security Council, also found that Islamic State had used the less toxic blistering agent sulphur mustard gas on a small scale in Syria.
In another incident, in September 2016, Islamic State militants fired a mortar containing sulphur mustard blistering agent from one of their positions.
A recent report by a separate international fact-finding team in Syria revealed that a "nonstate actor" used the blistering agent sulfur mustard, an outlawed chemical weapon, in an attack near the northern Syrian town of Aleppo in August, likely killing an infant.