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- n. A toxic gas, COCl2, used in the manufacture of plastics, pesticides etc, and once used as a chemical weapon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a colorless gas, COCl2, of offensive odor, and easily condensable to liquid. It is formed from chlorine and carbon monoxide, under the influence of light, and hence has been called phosgene, or phosgene gas; -- called also carbon oxychloride. It is used in chemical synthesis, and was also used as a poison gas in World War I.
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