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  • noun Plural form of asphyxiant.


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  • While hearing loss can occur from an acute injury, it is more likely to develop gradually over time, as a result of exposure to noise, solvents, metals, asphyxiants, or heat.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective 2005

  • (lachrymatory, sternutatory, and, above all, vesicatory, of which yperite is the most dangerous); second, asphyxiants of which the most deadly is phosgene; third, those affecting the nervous system.

    Ferdinand Édouard Buisson - Nobel Lecture 1927


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