HyperDic: nerve_agent

English > 1 sense of the expression nerve agent:
NOUNsubstancenerve agent, nerve gasa toxic gas that is inhaled or absorbed through the skin and has harmful effects on the nervous and respiratory system
English > nerve agent: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA toxic gas that is inhaled or absorbed through the skin and has harmful effects on the nervous and respiratory system.
Synonymnerve gas
NarrowerVX gasA highly lethal nerve agent used in chemical warfare
organophosphate nerve agentAny of a series of nerve agents containing organophosphate compounds first synthesized by German chemists in 1936
BroaderagentA substance that exerts some force or effect
poison gasA gas that is poisonous to breath or contact
Spanishgas nervioso
Catalanagent nerviós, gas nerviós

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