nerve gas

noun
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of nerve gas

: an organophosphate chemical weapon that may be inhaled, absorbed through the skin, or ingested and interferes with normal nerve transmission : nerve agent

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First Known Use of nerve gas

1940


NERVE GAS Defined for English Language Learners

nerve gas

noun

Definition of nerve gas for English Language Learners

  • : a poisonous gas that is used as a weapon in war


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nerve gas

noun

medical Definition of nerve gas

: an organophosphate chemical weapon that may be inhaled, absorbed through the skin, or ingested and interferes with normal nerve transmission : nerve agent

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