Synonyms for gassed

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"It is very rarely that you men in the professional service are gassed," he said.

That could only mean that the plane had been gassed under the very eyes of his men!

I don't mean that he went over and got shell shocked or gassed.

It was the first word I had heard from home since I had been gassed and wounded in October.

Belgezad couldn't possibly have bribed the cop, so they both had to be gassed.

Shell-shocked and buried; also gassed at second battle of Ypres.

Wounded in the left foot, left thigh, left shoulder and gassed.

They stood, you know,—stood as long as you can stand,—gassed.

The man who inhales phosgene may not know that he is gassed.

Some of the crew were wounded; Sneyd and his second-in-command had been wounded and gassed.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Dutch gas, probably from Greek khaos "empty space" (see chaos). The sound of Dutch "g" is roughly equivalent to that of Greek "kh." First used by Flemish chemist J.B. van Helmont (1577-1644), probably influenced by Paracelsus, who used khaos in an occult sense of "proper elements of spirits" or "ultra-rarified water," which was van Helmont's definition of gas.

Modern scientific sense began 1779, with later specialization to "combustible mix of vapors" (1794, originally coal gas); "anesthetic" (1894, originally nitrous oxide); and "poison gas" (1900). Meaning "intestinal vapors" is from 1882. "The success of this artificial word is unique" [Weekley]. Slang sense of "empty talk" is from 1847; slang meaning "something exciting or excellent" first attested 1953, from earlier hepster slang gasser in the same sense (1944). Gas also meant "fun, a joke" in Anglo-Irish and was used so by Joyce (1914). As short for gasoline, it is American English, first recorded 1905.

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