/ (ˈsærɪn) /
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isopropyl methylphosphono-fluoridate: used in chemical warfare as a lethal nerve gas producing asphyxia. Formula: CH 3 P(O)(F)OCH(CH 3) 2
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Word Origin for sarin
C20: from German, from the surnames of its inventors, S (chrader), A (mbrose), R (udinger), and (van der L) in (de)
Words nearby sarin
Sargon, Sargon II, Sargon of Akkad, sari, Sarie Marais, sarin, Sarit Thanarat, sark, Sarka, sarking, Sarkozy
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How to use sarin in a sentence
Kaszeta insisted that the chemical compound hexamine in the sarin residue was a tell-tale sign of Syrian government involvement.The Kardashian Look-Alike Trolling for Assad|Noah Shachtman, Michael Kennedy|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both were convinced that the Syrian military, not its rebels, were behind the deadly sarin barrage.The Kardashian Look-Alike Trolling for Assad|Noah Shachtman, Michael Kennedy|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The wrestling over the attacks continued, and turned to the chemical composition of the sarin.The Kardashian Look-Alike Trolling for Assad|Noah Shachtman, Michael Kennedy|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That August, the Assad regime had launched sarin-nerve gas into the Damascus neighborhood of Ghouta.Watching ISIS Come to Power Again|Elliot Ackerman|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But United Nations inspectors have only been able to confirm five, including a series of Sarin gas attacks on Aug. 21.Obama Administration Stiffs Chemical Survivors on New Claim|Josh Rogin, Noah Shachtman|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Scientific definitions for sarin
[ sâr′ĭn ]
A poisonous liquid that inhibits the body's ability to catalyze acetylcholine. It is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare. Chemical formula: C4H10FO2P.
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