Definition of blister gas in English:

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blister gas

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noun

[mass noun]
Poison gas which causes blisters on and intense irritation to the skin.
Example sentences
  • Operational Command said last night: ‘All the instruments [used in testing] showed indications of the same type of chemical compound, namely blister gas.’
  • Yes, there were plenty - for example two tons of liquid and half a million cubic feet of solid radioactive waste, plus 40,000 metric tons of nerve and blister gas.
  • It said its troops had found 36 mortar shells that initial chemical weapons tests showed could contain blister gas.

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