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English definition of “poison gas”

poison gas

noun [U]    
a gas that is used to kill people, especially in a warArms and munitions in general
(Definition of poison gas noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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