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chemical warfare

noun
1.
warfare with asphyxiating, poisonous, or corrosive gases, oil flames, etc.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • Protective measures were used when biological or chemical warfare agents were tested.
British Dictionary definitions for chemical warfare

chemical warfare

noun
1.
warfare in which chemicals other than explosives are used as weapons, esp warfare using asphyxiating or nerve gases, poisons, defoliants, etc
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chemical warfare in Culture

chemical warfare definition


The use of chemical agents as a weapon of war or terror. From the mustard gas used in World War I to the highly lethal neurotoxin Sarin that is potentially available for use today, chemicals are considered a weapon of mass destruction, and their use is condemned by most civilized nations.

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