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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An enclosed space where a poisonous gas is emitted to kill the person inside, often as a form of execution.
  • noun A similar space used for the anesthetization or killing of an animal.

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  • noun a sealed chamber in which people are executed with poison gas

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  • noun instrument of execution consisting of a sealed chamber into which poison gas is introduced; used to kill people or animals

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