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gas mask

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.
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1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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gas mask

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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