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gas mask

noun
1.
a masklike device containing or attached to a component that filters the air inhaled by the wearer through charcoal and chemicals, for protecting the face and lungs against noxious gases and fumes, as in warfare or in certain industrial processes.
Origin of gas mask
1910-1915
1910-15
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  • Before getting to work, each team member puts on a gas mask to protect his or her lungs.
  • And she wore a gas mask doing it, while producing by day a magazine unflinchingly of its time and place.
British Dictionary definitions for gas mask

gas mask

noun
1.
a mask fitted with a chemical filter to enable the wearer to breathe air free of poisonous or corrosive gases: used for military or industrial purposes Also called (in Britain) respirator
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