gas chamber


: a chamber in which prisoners are executed by poison gas

Examples of gas chamber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tiny island, which today has just over 2,000 residents and sits about 10 miles off the French coast, did not have gas chambers. Claire Moses, New York Times, 22 May 2024 Thanos was the first person to die in the state’s gas chamber in 32 years and was white. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 4 Mar. 2024 The world of Tattooist also imagines new horrors, like buses turned into gas chambers, as if the true horrors were not sufficient. Ellen Wexler, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 May 2024 After Bruno climbs under the fence to see his new friend, both boys are killed in a gas chamber. Ellen Wexler, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for gas chamber 

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gas chamber was in 1933

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“Gas chamber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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