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gas cham·ber

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  1. gas chamber, death chambernoun

    instrument of execution consisting of a sealed chamber into which poison gas is introduced; used to kill people or animals


  1. gas chambernoun

    a sealed chamber in which people are executed with poison gas


  1. gas chamber

    A gas chamber is a sealed enclosure that is used to execute individuals through intoxication with a lethal dose of gas. It is often associated with the systematic killing of large groups of people, particularly during the Holocaust in World War II. In a broader sense, it can refer to any airtight room designed to introduce a toxic or deadly atmosphere for various purposes like fumigation or test in laboratories.


  1. Gas chamber

    A gas chamber is an apparatus for killing humans or animals with gas, consisting of a sealed chamber into which a poisonous or asphyxiant gas is introduced. The most commonly used poisonous agent is hydrogen cyanide; carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide have also been used. Gas chambers were used as a method of execution for condemned prisoners in the United States beginning in the 1920s. During the Holocaust, large-scale gas chambers designed for mass killing were used by Nazi Germany as part of their genocide program, and also by the Independent State of Croatia at the Jasenovac concentration camp. The use of gas chambers has also been reported in North Korea.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gas chamber in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gas chamber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Sachin Taparia:

    Delhi has turned into a gas chamber as the pollution levels hit the 'severe+' category.

  2. Leonard Doyle:

    I'm not aware of anyone being put into the gas chamber over this, so let's keep our perspective here.

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