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  1. Blister agent

    A blister agent (or vesicant), is a chemical compound that causes severe skin, eye and mucosal pain and irritation. They are named for their ability to cause severe chemical burns, resulting in painful water blisters on the bodies of those affected. Although the term is often used in connection with large-scale burns caused by chemical spills or chemical warfare agents, some naturally occurring substances such as cantharidin are also blister-producing agents (vesicants). Furanocoumarin, another naturally occurring substance, causes vesicant-like effects indirectly, for example, by increasing skin photosensitivity greatly. Vesicants have medical uses including wart removal but can be dangerous if even small amounts are ingested.

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  1. Blister agent

    A blister agent, or vesicant, is a chemical compound that causes severe skin, eye and mucosal pain and irritation. They are named for their ability to cause severe chemical burns, resulting in painful water blisters on the bodies of those affected. Although the term is often used in connection with large-scale burns caused by chemical spills or chemical warfare agents, some naturally occurring substances such as cantharidin are also blister-producing agents. Some naturally occurring substances, such as furanocoumarin, cause vesicant-like effects indirectly, for example, by increasing skin photosensitivity greatly. Vesicants have medical uses including wart removal but can be fatal if even small amounts are ingested.

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  1. blister agent

    A chemical agent which injures the eyes and lungs, and burns or blisters the skin. Also called vesicant agent.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blister agent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blister agent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of blister agent in a Sentence

  1. National Intelligence James Clapper:

    [The Syrian government] has used chemicals against the opposition on multiple occasions since Syria joined the Chemical Weapons Convention. ISIL has also used toxic chemicals in Iraq andSyria, including the blister agent Sulfur mustard.

  2. National Intelligence James Clapper:

    Chemical weapons continue to pose a threat in Syria and Iraq, iSIL has also used toxic chemicals in Iraq and Syria, including the blister agent Sulfur Mustard. ( It's) the first time an extremist group has produced and used a chemical warfare agent in an attack since Aum Shinrikyo used sarin in Japan in 1995.

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