sarin

noun
sa·​rin | \ ˈsär-ən How to pronounce sarin (audio) , ˈser-; zä-ˈrēn \

Definition of sarin

: an extremely toxic chemical weapon C4H10FO2P that is used as a lethal nerve gas

called also GB

Examples of sarin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Assad also preserved a small portion of his sarin stockpile and used some of it on at least two occasions after 2017, U.S. intelligence officials later concluded. Joby Warrick And Souad Mekhennet, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Dec. 2021 Assad also preserved a small portion of his sarin stockpile and used some of it on at least two occasions after 2017, U.S. intelligence officials later concluded. Washington Post, 13 Dec. 2021 July 2018 - Cult leader Shoko Asahara and twelve other members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult are executed for their roles in the 1995 Tokyo sarin attack. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 20 May 2021 That team accused Syria of using chlorine in at least two attacks in 2014 and 2015 and of unleashing sarin in an aerial attack on Khan Sheikhoun in April 2017 that killed about 100 people. Mike Corder, Star Tribune, 12 Apr. 2021 Did Assad want Sellström to tell the world that Syria had sarin and had used it? Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2021 On March 24, the team found, a Syrian fighter jet dropped a bomb carrying sarin on the village, sickening 16 people. Ben Hubbard, New York Times, 8 Apr. 2020 In 1995, in Tokyo, 12 people were killed and more than 5,500 others sickened when packages containing the chemical sarin were leaked on five separate subway trains by Aum Shinrikyo cult members. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Mar. 2020 Farha’s cloth specifically destroys the nerve agents VX and soman, also known as GD, which is a more toxic relative of sarin. Sophia Chen, Wired, 4 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of sarin

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sarin

German

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sarin

noun
sa·​rin | \ ˈsär-ən How to pronounce sarin (audio) , zä-ˈrēn How to pronounce sarin (audio) \

Medical Definition of sarin

: an extremely toxic chemical warfare agent C4H10FO2P that is a powerful cholinesterase inhibitor

called also GB

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