incapacitating chemical agent

in·ca·pac·i·ta·ting chem·i·cal a·gent

(in'kă-pas'i-tā-ting kem'i-kăl ā'jĕnt)
1. In U.S. military parlance, a chemical agent designed for use on the battlefield to cause temporary impairment of a soldier's performance.
2. In a more extended sense, any chemical compound designed to cause temporary impairment rather than serious illness or death. Examples include riot-control agents and opioids.
References in periodicals archive ?
A Study of Contemporary Dual-Use Chemical and Life Science Research Potentially Applicable to Incapacitating Chemical Agent Weapons," Biochemical Security 2030 Policy Paper Series, No.
Chemical Warfare Secrets Almost Forgotten is also an excellent resource on the effects of incapacitating chemical agents, with firsthand accounts of human exposure to lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate (BZ), and other agents.