chemical warfare

noun
warfare using chemical agents to kill or injure or incapacitate the enemy
Hypernyms: ↑war, ↑warfare

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noun
: warfare in which incendiary mixtures, smokes, or irritant, burning, or asphyxiating gases are used for tactical purposes

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warfare with asphyxiating, poisonous, or corrosive gases, oil flames, etc.
[1915-20]

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chemical warfare noun
Warfare involving the use of irritating or asphyxiating gases, oil flames, etc
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Main Entry:chemistry

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chemical warfare UK US noun [uncountable]
the use of chemical weapons in wars
Thesaurus: chemical and biological weaponshyponym wars, battles and military manoeuvressynonym general words for weapons and ammunitionhyponym

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chemical warfare,
the technique or use of gases, flames, smoke, or any chemical other than explosives as weapons.

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noun [noncount]
: the use of chemical substances (such as poisonous gases) as weapons in a war

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ˌchemical ˈwarfare [chemical warfare] noun uncountable
the use of poisonous gases and chemicals as weapons in a war

biological and chemical warfare


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