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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A device or apparatus for producing suffocation by surrounding the victim with an irrespirable gas.
  • n. Specifically, a portable fire-extinguisher which operates by filling the air or space about the fire with a gas which does not support combustion.

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