blister gas

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blister gas:

see poison gaspoison gas,
any of various gases sometimes used in warfare or riot control because of their poisonous or corrosive nature. These gases may be roughly grouped according to the portal of entry into the body and their physiological effects.
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blister gas

[′blis·tər ‚gas]
(materials)
Any of several war gases, such as lewisite, which cause burning, inflammation, or tissue destruction internally or externally.
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GB is a blister agent sometimes called Sarin, one raindrop of which is lethal to humans.
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President Bashar Assad's regime has stockpiled chemical and biological weapons since the 1970s, including sarin nerve gas, Tabon gas, VX gas and mustard blister agent.
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