VX

noun
\ ˈvē-ˈeks How to pronounce VX (audio) \

Definition of VX

: an extremely toxic chemical weapon C11H26NO2PS similar to sarin and tabun in action

First Known Use of VX

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for VX

American or British government code designation for the gas

Learn More About VX

Dictionary Entries Near VX

VW factor

VX

vy

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for VX

Cite this Entry

“VX.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/VX. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for VX

VX

noun
\ ˈvē-ˈeks How to pronounce VX (audio) \

Medical Definition of VX

: an extremely toxic persistent chemical warfare agent C11H26NO2PS that is used especially as a nerve gas and that in large doses typically causes convulsions, loss of consciousness, paralysis, and failure of the respiratory system leading to death

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!