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Definition of "sarin" [sarin]

  • A poisonous liquid, C4H10FO2P, that inhibits the activity of cholinesterase and is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare. (noun)

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Use "sarin" in a sentence
  • "Degraded sarin is only 10% effective after two years."
  • "This was one of the factors that lead the Iraqis to investigate binary weapons, for which sarin is particularly well suited."
  • "Jules maybe you’re too dumb to understand that a shell filled with sarin is indeed a weapon of mass destruction according to the definition of that rather Orwellian phrase, but I doubt it."