gas chamber


Definition of gas chamber

: a chamber in which prisoners are executed by poison gas

Examples of gas chamber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was executed in the state’s gas chamber in January 1945. oregonlive, 9 Aug. 2021 Arizona finally got back to executing inmates in 1992, when a killer named Donald Harding was put to death in the gas chamber. Jen Fifield, The Arizona Republic, 5 Aug. 2021 Her mother was killed in the gas chamber on arrival at Auschwitz. Robin Estrin, Los Angeles Times, 31 July 2021 While Arizona voters banned the use of the gas chamber nearly 30 years ago, state law still allows for inmates whose crimes were committed prior to the change in 1992 to choose their manner of execution, whether by gas or lethal injection. Lacey Latch, The Arizona Republic, 7 July 2021 After the game was launched, people complained the time machine resembled a gas chamber. Jay Deitcher, Wired, 5 July 2021 Utah County residents to protest shelter killing animals in gas chamber. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 June 2021 Since 1976, gas chamber executions have been used 11 times by various states, including California and Mississippi, according to the nonpartisan Death Penalty Information Center. NBC News, 14 June 2021 The last inmate to opt for the gas chamber overlethal injection was Walter LaGrand in 1999. Robert Anglen, The Arizona Republic, 6 June 2021

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First Known Use of gas chamber

1933, in the meaning defined above

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28 Aug 2021

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“Gas chamber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gas chamber

: a room in which prisoners are killed by poisonous gas

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