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chemical weapon

[ kem-i-kuhl wep-uhn ]
/ ˈkɛm ɪ kəl ˈwɛp ən /
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noun

any poisonous, asphyxiating, or corrosive chemical agent designed or intended to incapacitate, harm, or kill a targeted military or civilian group. Abbreviation: CW

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Origin of chemical weapon

First recorded in 1910–15
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