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chemical agent

[′kem·i·kəl ′ā·jənt]
(materials)
A solid, liquid, or gas employed in three principal categories: war gases, smokes, and incendiaries; through its chemical properties produces lethal, injurious, or irritant effects on humans, makes a screening or colored smoke, or acts as a fire starter.
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Saddam Hussein employed a chemical agent against the Kurds, an ethnic group in northern Iraq, after he accused them of assisting the Iranians during the war.
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