war gas


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war gas

[′wȯr ‚gas]
(ordnance)
A toxic or irritant chemical agent, regardless of its physical state, whose properties may be effectively exploited in the field of war.
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Norris, who was in charge of offense chemical research and war gas investigating for the United States Government during the war and is now a consultant for the Edgwood Arsenal, holds that the Allies were also familiar with the cacodyl group and found it unsatisfactory.
We all own objects that let us connect with the recent history of our families and communities: letters and diaries, odd bits of clothing, theatre tickets, old 78 or 45rpm records, a Second World War gas mask, a cricket bat.
His death was attributed to the effects of war gas.