Definition of nerve gas in English:

nerve gas

noun

  • [mass noun] A poisonous vapour which has a rapid disabling or lethal effect by disrupting the transmission of nerve impulses.

    • ‘Troops can place these on their uniforms or vehicles to detect nerve gas or blister-causing compounds.’
    • ‘Used against humans, nerve gas and blood agents produced by the chemical are known to cause agonizing death within minutes.’
    • ‘But nerve gas was never a serious threat to the United States or our allies - not in the US, not in the region.’
    • ‘They might bombard us with atomic rays, nerve gas, nuclear weapons, or they might send out attack vessels.’
    • ‘A nasty example of an inhibitor is snake venom or maybe nerve gas from World War I.’
    • ‘There were similar formulations in relation to botulinum toxin, VX and sarin nerve gas.’
    • ‘By itself it can be used as a flame retardant, but if mixed with other chemicals it becomes the main ingredient of sarin nerve gas.’
    • ‘The drones would be fitted with a newly-developed ultra-lightweight sensor system that can detect nerve gas and blister agents.’
    • ‘Chemical warfare experts say nerve gas often smells of bitter almonds.’
    • ‘And many of them think it might have been some sort of nerve gas.’
    • ‘Instead, these young men were exposed to chemical and biological substances including nerve gas, mustard gas, LSD and others.’
    • ‘At the time Luce was engaged with the US government in attempts to ban the export of precursors for mustard gas and nerve gas.’
    • ‘An automatic injector of atropine is the standard personal first-aid for the effects of nerve gas.’
    • ‘A small amount or ricin or VX nerve gas or anthrax can kill a very large number of people.’
    • ‘The rules are designed to overcome an obvious problem with drugs designed as antidotes to anthrax, nerve gas, small pox and other potentially lethal or disabling agents.’
    • ‘In Tokyo in 1995, lethal nerve gas claimed 11 lives and injured over 5000 people.’
    • ‘He has anthrax, he has smallpox, he has the plague, he has mustard gas, he has nerve gas.’
    • ‘Chemical agents such as Sarin and nerve gas are produced in small quantities to test on protective equipment.’
    • ‘A biological weapon can be as destructive as a nuclear weapon and more destructive than either a chemical weapon or nerve gas.’
    • ‘Atomic bombs, depleted uranium, napalm, defoliant agents, nerve gas, and land mines have been used in recent years.’

Pronunciation:

nerve gas

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