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soman Line breaks: soman
Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊmən/

Definition of soman in English:


[mass noun]
A lethal organophosphorus nerve gas, developed in Germany during the Second World War.
Example sentences
  • Another experiment in the same year involved dripping liquid soman and two other nerve gases, sarin and GF, onto 396 men - but it went horribly wrong.
  • This target list usually included sarin, soman, mustard, lewisite, cyclosarin, and fats, oils and wax to name a few.
  • We conclude that HuBChE stabilization by covalent modification with soman is due to an increase in the free energy of the unfolded state.


1950s: from German, of unknown origin.

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