gas mask

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noun

a masklike device containing or attached to a component that filters the air inhaled by the wearer through charcoal and chemicals, for protecting the face and lungs against noxious gases and fumes, as in warfare or in certain industrial processes.

Nearby words

  1. gas lighter,
  2. gas liquor,
  3. gas log,
  4. gas main,
  5. gas mantle,
  6. gas meter,
  7. gas oil,
  8. gas oven,
  9. gas pedal,
  10. gas peritonitis

Origin of gas mask

First recorded in 1910–15

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British Dictionary definitions for gas mask

gas mask

noun

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 purposesAlso called (in Britain): respirator
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