chemical warfare

noun
|Updated on: 25 Jul 2018

Definition of chemical warfare

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

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1912

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CHEMICAL WARFARE Defined for English Language Learners

chemical warfare

Definition of chemical warfare for English Language Learners

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


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chemical warfare

noun

medical Definition of chemical warfare

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

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