mustard gasmustard gas
an oily, volatile liquid, (CHClCH)S, used in warfare as a poison gas because of its extremely irritating, blistering, and disabling effects
Origin of mustard gasfrom its odor, like that of ground mustard
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.
Origin of mustard gasFrom its smell.
(plural mustard gases)
- A vesicant gas, bis (2-chloroethyl) sulfide, (ClC2H4)2S, once used in chemical warfare; one of the sulfur mustard class of compounds.
- The man who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.