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chemical warfare

noun

Simple Definition of chemical warfare

  • : the use of chemical substances (such as poisonous gases) as weapons in a war

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chemical warfare

  1. :  tactical warfare using incendiary mixtures, smokes, or irritant, burning, poisonous, or asphyxiating gases

1917

First Known Use of chemical warfare

1917


Medical Dictionary

chemical warfare

noun

Medical Definition of chemical warfare

  1. :  tactical warfare using incendiary mixtures, smokes, or irritant, burning, poisonous, or asphyxiating gases




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