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CHEMICAL WEAPON

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CHEMICAL WEAPON (noun)
  The noun CHEMICAL WEAPON has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: CHEMICAL WEAPON used as a noun is very rare.


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CHEMICAL WEAPON (noun)


Sense 1chemical weapon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("chemical weapon" is a kind of...):

W.M.D.; weapon of mass destruction; WMD (a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chemical weapon"):

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)


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