from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An oily, volatile liquid, C4H8Cl2S, that is corrosive to the skin and mucous membranes and causes severe, sometimes fatal respiratory damage. It was introduced in World War I as a chemical warfare agent.
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- noun A
vesicantgas, bis (2-chloroethyl) sulfide, (ClC2H4)2S, once used in chemical warfare; one of the sulfur mustardclass of compounds.
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- noun a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungs; there is no known antidote
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From its smell.]
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