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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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