mustard gas

mustard gas
noun Date: 1917 an irritant vesicant oily liquid C4H8Cl2S used especially as a chemical weapon

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  • mustard gas — n. [from its odor, like that of ground mustard] an oily, volatile liquid, (CH2ClCH2) 2S, used in warfare as a poison gas because of its extremely irritating, blistering, and disabling effects …   English World dictionary

  • mustard gas — n an irritant oily liquid C4H8Cl2S used esp. as a chemical weapon that causes blistering, attacks the eyes and lungs, and is a systemic poison called also dichlorethyl sulfide, sulfur mustard * * * dichlorodiethyl sulfide …   Medical dictionary

  • mustard gas — n [U] a poisonous gas that burns the skin, first used during the First World War …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mustard gas — mustard ,gas noun uncount a poisonous gas that burns your skin, eyes, nose, throat, and lungs, used especially in World War I …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mustard gas — ► NOUN ▪ a liquid whose vapour causes severe irritation and blistering, used in chemical weapons …   English terms dictionary

  • mustard gas — noun a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungs; there is no known antidote • Syn: ↑mustard agent, ↑blistering agent, ↑dichloroethyl sulfide, ↑sulfur mustard • Hypernyms: ↑poison gas,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mustard gas — /ˈmʌstəd gæs/ (say mustuhd gas) noun a chemical warfare agent, (ClCH2CH2)2S, stored in liquid form, producing burns, blindness, and death, introduced by German forces in World War I; yperite. Mustard gas was first used by the German army in… …   Australian English dictionary

  • mustard gas — noun A vesicant gas, bis (2 chloroethyl) sulfide, (ClCH)S, once used in chemical warfare; one of the sulfur mustard class of compounds. The man who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran …   Wiktionary

  • mustard gas — N UNCOUNT Mustard gas is a gas which burns the skin and was used in war as a weapon …   English dictionary

  • mustard gas — ipritas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Kovinė nuodingoji medžiaga. formulė (ClCH₂CH₂)₂S atitikmenys: angl. yperite; mustard gas rus. горчичный газ; иприт ryšiai: sinonimas – bis(2 chloretil)sulfidas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • mustard gas — ipritas statusas T sritis apsauga nuo naikinimo priemonių apibrėžtis Pūliuojamoji patvarioji kovinė nuodingoji medžiaga, dar vadinama garstyčių dujos. Pirmą kartą panaudojo vokiečiai prie Ipro upės Pirmojo pasaulinio karo metu. Garstyčių arba… …   Apsaugos nuo naikinimo priemonių enciklopedinis žodynas

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