poison gas

noun
Updated on: 28 Apr 2018

Definition of poison gas

: a poisonous gas or a liquid or a solid giving off poisonous vapors designed (as in chemical warfare) to kill, injure, or disable by inhalation or contact

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First Known Use of poison gas

1816

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POISON GAS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of poison gas for English Language Learners

  • : gas that can cause a person to die or to become very sick : poisonous gas


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poison gas

noun

medical Definition of poison gas

: a poisonous gas or a liquid or a solid giving off poisonous vapors designed (as in chemical warfare) to kill, injure, or disable by inhalation or contact

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