chemical weapon

DEFINITIONS OF: chemical weapon

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n chemical substances that can be delivered using munitions and dispersal devices to cause death or severe harm to people and animals and plants

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chemical bomb, gas bomb
a bomb laden with chemical agents that are released when the bomb explodes
pepper spray
a nonlethal aerosol spray made with the pepper derivative oleoresin capiscum; used to cause temporary blindness and incapacitate an attacker; also used as a bear deterrent
poison gas
a gas that is poisonous to breath or contact; used in chemical warfare
lachrymator, lacrimator, tear gas, teargas
a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage them; used in dispersing crowds
CS gas, chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile
a tear gas that is stronger than CN gas but wears off faster; can be deployed by grenades or cluster bombs; can cause skin burns and fatal pulmonary edema
CN gas, chloroacetophenone
a tear gas that is weaker than CS gas but lasts longer
nitrochloromethane
gaseous form of chloropicrin used as tear gas
blistering agent, dichloroethyl sulfide, mustard agent, mustard gas, sulfur mustard
a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungs; there is no known antidote
nerve agent, nerve gas
a toxic gas that is inhaled or absorbed through the skin and has harmful effects on the nervous and respiratory system
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W.M.D., WMD, weapon of mass destruction
a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
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