poison gas


noun

any of various toxic gases, especially those used in chemical warfare to kill or incapacitate on inhalation or contact, as phosgene, chlorine, etc.

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Origin of poison gas

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for poison gas

poison gas

noun

a gaseous substance, such as chlorine, phosgene, or lewisite, used in warfare to kill or harm
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Medical definitions for poison gas

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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