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  • n  a heavy colorless insoluble liquid compound that causes tears and vomiting; used as a pesticide and as tear gas

  • Piper sat up all night reading chemistry books and announced the next day that the anesthetist was probably using chloropicrin, a heavy, colorless liquid made by chlorinating .
  • Carbon tetrachloride, ethylene dichloride and chloropicrin are withheld from insecticide manufacturers for the benefit of war materials.
  • When the Russians accused Finland of using chloropicrin (vomiting) gas, Premier Ryti sagely warned his countrymen to ready their gasmasks.
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  • Pesticide use debated by growers, workers
    The California Department of Pesticide Regulation wants to increase regulations on the use of the pesticide chloropicrin, commonly used as a fumigant in strawberry production.
    June 11, 2013 - The Adobe Press

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