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a chemical compound or preparation that causes the formation of skin blisters, mustard gas, used in World War I, was a blister agent.
A vesicant, esp. any such agent (like mustard gas) used in chemical warfare.
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The use of blistering agents
is not prohibited here and I have appealed.
In 2003, one glass bottle containing Lewisite, a blistering agent
tested by the Army from 1917-1920, was discovered at the site.
Several hundred men from a North Carolina-based Army engineer battalion were in an area where a demolition team blew up a bunker that may have contained Iraqi rockets tipped with the nerve agent sarin and a mustard blistering agent
Sulfur Mustard, also known as Mustard Gas, is a blistering agent
that has been characterized as a primary threat by defense analysts.
A blistering agent
which burns victims' skin, eyes, and lungs.