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poison gas

n.
A gas or vapor used especially in chemical warfare to injure, disable, or kill upon inhalation or contact.
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poison gas

n
(Military) a gaseous substance, such as chlorine, phosgene, or lewisite, used in warfare to kill or harm
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poi′son gas′


n.
any toxic gas, esp. one used in chemical warfare to kill or incapacitate on inhalation or contact, as chlorine.
[1910–15]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poison gas - a gas that is poisonous to breath or contactpoison gas - a gas that is poisonous to breath or contact; used in chemical warfare
chemical weapon - chemical substances that can be delivered using munitions and dispersal devices to cause death or severe harm to people and animals and plants
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
blistering agent, dichloroethyl sulfide, mustard agent, mustard gas, sulfur mustard - a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungs; there is no known antidote
nerve agent, nerve gas - a toxic gas that is inhaled or absorbed through the skin and has harmful effects on the nervous and respiratory system
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Translations
gas tossico

poison gas

ngas m inv tossico
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