chloropicrin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chloropicrin a heavy colorless insoluble liquid compound that causes tears and vomiting; used as a pesticide and as tear gas
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chloropicrin A pungent colorless liquid (CNO2Cl3), the vapor of which attacks the eyes powerfully. It is prepared by the action of bleaching-powder on picric acid or of nitric acid on chloral. Also called nitrochloroform.
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