gas chamber
noun Date: 1945 a chamber in which prisoners are executed by poison gas

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  • gas chamber — gas ,chamber noun count a building or room where officials kill prisoners by filling the air with poison gas …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • gas chamber — an enclosure used for the execution of prisoners by means of a poisonous gas. [1935 40] * * * ▪ execution device       method of executing condemned prisoners by lethal gas.       The gas chamber was first adopted in the U.S. state of Nevada in… …   Universalium

  • gas chamber — noun instrument of execution consisting of a sealed chamber into which poison gas is introduced; used to kill people or animals (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑death chamber • Hypernyms: ↑instrument of execution * * * noun, pl ⋯ bers [count] : a room in which… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gas chamber — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms gas chamber : singular gas chamber plural gas chambers a building or room where officials kill prisoners by filling the air with poison gas …   English dictionary

  • gas chamber — Synonyms and related words: Belsen, abattoir, aceldama, ax, beheading, block, burning, butchery, capital punishment, concentration camp, cross, crucifixion, death chair, death chamber, decapitation, decollation, defenestration, drop, electric… …   Moby Thesaurus

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