vesicatory gas

noun
: a war gas that causes blistering

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • gas — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. aeriform or elastic fluid; vapor, fume, reek; air, ether; fuel, gasoline, petrol; bombast, hot air (sl.); gas attack. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A state of matter] Syn. vapor, volatile substance, fumes,… …   English dictionary for students

  • vesicatory — I noun a chemical agent that causes blistering (especially mustard gas) • Syn: ↑vesicant • Derivationally related forms: ↑vesicant (for: ↑vesicant) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mustard gas — noun a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungs; there is no known antidote • Syn: ↑mustard agent, ↑blistering agent, ↑dichloroethyl sulfide, ↑sulfur mustard • Hypernyms: ↑poison gas,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • vesicant — I noun a chemical agent that causes blistering (especially mustard gas) • Syn: ↑vesicatory • Derivationally related forms: ↑vesicatory (for: ↑vesicatory) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sulfur mustard — noun a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungs; there is no known antidote • Syn: ↑mustard gas, ↑mustard agent, ↑blistering agent, ↑dichloroethyl sulfide • Hypernyms: ↑poison gas, ↑vesicant,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blistering agent — noun a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungs; there is no known antidote • Syn: ↑mustard gas, ↑mustard agent, ↑dichloroethyl sulfide, ↑sulfur mustard • Hypernyms: ↑poison gas, ↑vesicant, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dichloroethyl sulfide — noun a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungs; there is no known antidote • Syn: ↑mustard gas, ↑mustard agent, ↑blistering agent, ↑sulfur mustard • Hypernyms: ↑poison gas, ↑vesicant, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mustard agent — noun a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungs; there is no known antidote • Syn: ↑mustard gas, ↑blistering agent, ↑dichloroethyl sulfide, ↑sulfur mustard • Hypernyms: ↑poison gas, ↑vesicant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vesicant — A substance that causes tissue blistering. Also referred to as a vesicatory. * * * An agent that produces a vesicle. * * * ves·i·cant ves i kənt n an agent (as a drug or a war gas) that induces blistering called also blister gas vesicant adj… …   Medical dictionary

  • vesicant — [ves′ikə tôr΄ē] adj., n. pl. vesicatories [ves′i kənt] adj. [< L vesica, a blister, bladder] causing blisters n. a vesicant agent; specif., in chemical warfare, any agent, as mustard gas, used to blister and burn body tissues by contact with… …   English World dictionary

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