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gas chamber

noun
1.
an enclosure used for the execution of prisoners by means of a poisonous gas.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • Hydrogen cyanide has also been used in gas chamber executions.
  • Therefore, all of the were grown in the gas chamber in the incubator.
  • The aim of the code is to study the effect of electron injection into a cylindrical gas chamber.
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gas chamber

noun
1.
an airtight room into which poison gas is introduced to kill people or animals
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method of executing condemned prisoners by lethal gas

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