gas chamber


: a chamber in which prisoners are executed by poison gas

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The state refurbished its gas chamber in late 2020. Jacques Billeaud, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Jan. 2023 Safely back in her hotel room across the city, Deerbrook hoped to record the slaughterhouse gas chamber, inside and out, for the first time in a US meat plant. Andy Greenberg, WIRED, 18 Jan. 2023 Poland, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website — many by lethal injection and in the camp’s gas chamber, others from disease or starvation. Marie Brockling, NBC News, 20 Dec. 2022 Many of the victims at Stutthof died by lethal injection or by the camp’s gas chamber. Victoria Bisset, Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2022 Van Eycke’s software spit out two phrases: trying to catch me and gas chamber. Stephen Ornes, Discover Magazine, 18 Dec. 2021 Arizona is the only state to currently have a working gas chamber. Jacques Billeaud, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Jan. 2023 Convicts sentenced to death before 1992 can choose to be executed in a gas chamber, according to USA Today. Brie Stimson, Fox News, 21 Jan. 2023 The following video depicts the killing of pigs in a CO2 gas chamber. Andy Greenberg, WIRED, 18 Jan. 2023 See More

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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 20 Mar. 2023.

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