war gas

: a gas (sense 5) for use in warfare — compare lacrimator, nerve gas, sternutator, vesicant

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war gas noun (chem)
Any poisonous or irritant gaseous chemical substance used in warfare or riot control deliberately to harm or temporarily disable those exposed to it
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