Definition of nerve gas in English:

nerve gas

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noun

[mass noun]
  • A poisonous vapour which has a rapid disabling or lethal effect by disrupting the transmission of nerve impulses.
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    • Chemical agents such as Sarin and nerve gas are produced in small quantities to test on protective equipment.
    • Instead, these young men were exposed to chemical and biological substances including nerve gas, mustard gas, LSD and others.
    • By itself it can be used as a flame retardant, but if mixed with other chemicals it becomes the main ingredient of sarin nerve gas.

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