chemical weapon meaning

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Noun: chemical weapon
  1. Chemical substances that can be delivered using munitions and dispersal devices to cause death or severe harm to people and animals and plants

Derived forms: chemical weapons

Type of: W.M.D., weapon of mass destruction, WMD

Encyclopedia: Chemical weapon


[Defence]
Together or separately, (a) a toxic chemical and its precursors, except when intended for a purpose not prohibited under the Chemical Weapons Convention; (b) a munition or device, specifically designed to cause death or other harm through toxic properties of those chemicals specified in (a), above, which would be released as a result of the employment of such munition or device; (c) any equipment specifically designed for use directly in connection with the employment of munitions or devices specified in (b), above.
See also chemical agent; chemical defense; chemical dose; chemical environment; chemical warfare; riot control agent.
(JP 3-11)

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