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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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References in periodicals archive ?
The increase in requests could also be due to announcements recently broadcast by the Homefront Security Ministry, that gas mask distributions will soon end.
The Government decided that everyone should have a gas mask and so issued 38 million of them - and people had to have them at all times as the fear of poison gas grew.
The program included the live installations, the performance of ballet dancers in the gas masks and other performances on the various topics.
ISLAMABAD:Indian police is set to get lethal pepper-ball launching systems and anti-riot gas masks to deal with the anti-India demonstrations in the territory.
June married a Kendal railwayman and moved south to Chester in 1963 and forgot all about the war-issue gas mask she left stored in the attic of the Hallgarth house she moved to in 1949 after the war had ended.
German troops used tear gas for the first time in 1915 against Russian soldiers and the British government decided the best way to tackle the emerging threat in 1938 was to issue everyone with their own personal gas mask in a cardboard case.
The Army's traditional gas masks could be undergoing a complete design makeover soon.
Industrial sector is the largest consumer of gas masks. Workers ware the masks to protect them against inhaling hazardous gases, vapors, particulates, chemical agents, biological contaminants, radiological particles or other hazards.
The 32-year-old Brit Dennis Sumner will be running for a cause as he runs with a gas mask on.
A short time later, a 15-year-old boy reported that a man wearing a gas mask had punched him in the face and demanded his wallet.