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an oily liquid, C 4 H 8 Cl 2 S, used as a chemical-warfare gas, blistering the skin and damaging the lungs, often causing blindness and death: introduced by the Germans in World War I.
an oily liquid vesicant compound used in chemical warfare. Its vapour causes blindness and burns. Formula: (ClCH2CH2)2S

mustard gas mus·tard gas (mŭs’tərd)
An oily, volatile liquid that is corrosive to the skin and mucous membranes, causes severe, sometimes fatal respiratory damage and was used in World War I as a chemical warfare agent.
mustard gas
An oily, volatile liquid 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. Chemical formula: C4H8Cl2S.


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